Brash Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has predicted he will be facing Vice President Joe Biden instead of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election.
He said he believes Clinton's campaign will come to a halt because of the controversy surrounding her use of private email for Federal Government business while she was Secretary of State, with Joe Biden stepping in as the Democrat's favored candidate.
“It just looks like Hillary is going to not be able to run,” he said. “It looks to me like that’s what’s going to happen.
Referring to the email controversy he added “I hear this thing is big league. You know what she was doing. She was guarding from the President seeing what she was doing.”
“I’m just looking at it saying, ‘what the Hell was she thinking? Why did she do it?”
Clinton announced earlier this week she is turning over her personal computer and its USB flash drive backup to investigators from the Justice Department.
Trump said it is unlikely voters could take Clinton's campaign seriously if she had jeopardized critical intelligence by using private email and having it on her server.
“What she’s done is 10-times worse than what General Petraeus did — far more sensitive documents, top-of-the-line sensitive documents, far more of them,” said Trump citing former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus’s 2012 email scandal.
“It destroyed him, so I don’t see how she’s going to possibly be able to run,” Trump said. “I think it’s unlikely if you look at what she’s done. It’s pretty conclusive right now, too."
However, despite Trumps viewpoint, Hillary Clinton remains the clear front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination despite falling support over the email controversy.
Trump said American voters had come to expect political intrigue from both Hillary Clinton and husband President Bill Clinton.
“Because they’re always looking to go over the edge. Whether it’s Whitewater or anything else. They always want to go over the edge." he said.