Donald Trump says he never told Hillary Clinton to be silent during the 2016 presidential campaign.
But he did say the former secretary of state’s use of a private email server for her official duties was a big deal.
“If she was a little bit quieter, I don’t think you’d have any problems with her,” Trump said Thursday during an interview on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor.”
He said Clinton’s use on the campaign trail of “blame me for her loss” is “very bad for our country.”
“You know, I think it’s really bad for the country, but I’m not going to say it’s a bad thing, because you know, she had a bad week.
We had a horrible week for her, and we’re looking forward to her next week,” Trump added.
He also said he wouldn’t vote for Clinton if she won the presidency in November.
“She should be impeached,” Trump responded when asked about the possibility.
“If she’s president, she should be prosecuted.
She should be convicted of something.”
He also dismissed reports that he had a conversation with the FBI about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign earlier this month after it was revealed that he lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.
Trump said he has “no idea” if the FBI or Justice Department would bring charges against Flynn.
“I have no idea, you know what I mean?” he said.
“I have nothing to do with the investigation.
The investigation is going on.
If they want to do that, they should go ahead and do it.
They’re going to do it.”
Trump also slammed Clinton and her supporters for criticizing him in a tweet.
“This election is about the economy, not about the Clintons.
The economy will determine who the president of the United States is,” he wrote.