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Clinton hopes to clinch Democratic nomination

Saturday, Jun 4, 2016,12:08 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Washington | Ahead of Tuesday’s key primaries, Hillary Clinton has exuded confidence that she will be able to secure enough delegates to become the Democratic party’s presumptive presidential nominee. I believe, on Tuesday, I will have decisively won the popular vote and I will have decisively won the pledged delegate majority, Clinton told CNN in an interview.

After more than four months long presidential primary process, Clinton has 2,313 delegates and is short of just 60 delegates to reach the magic number of 2,383. Even if she is defeated by her sole rival Senator Bernie Sanders, who has 1,547 delegates, in some of the key States like California on June 7, Clinton is all set to get 60 delegates to clinch the nomination.

After Tuesday, I’m going to do everything I can to reach out to try to unify the Democratic Party, and I expect Senator Sanders to do the same. And we will come together and be prepared to go to the convention in a unified way to make our case, to leave the convention, to go into the general election to defeat Donald Trump, Clinton said.

The Democratic Party’s convention is scheduled in July in Philadelphia where the winner of the primary season would be formally nominated as the presidential candidate for the November general elections.

At a rally in Los Angeles, Clinton continued with her anti-Trump campaign claiming that the real estate tycoon is unfit to be the president of the United States. President Lincoln said, ‘a house divided against itself cannot stand’. Donald Trump seems to think that divisiveness is what we need in America, when I believe that is absolutely wrong.

So I’ve had this privilege of seeing presidents, of knowing how hard this job is, whether I agreed with the decisions they made or not. And that’s why I feel so strongly that we must stand up against this divisive, dangerous, hateful rhetoric coming from Donald Trump, Clinton said.

In another interview, she described Trump as a demagogue. If our president doesn’t believe in the rule of law, doesnt believe in our constitution with a separation of power with an independent judiciary, that is one of the most dangerous signals that we are dealing with somebody who is a demagogue, she told local KABC-TV.