The GOP presidential nominee called Clinton unstable and incompetent several times throughout the rally. At one point, he also called her “Hillary Rotten Clinton,” a play on her maiden name, Rodham.
“I think the people of this country don’t want somebody that’s going to short-circuit up here,” Trump said, pointing to his head. “Not as your president, not as your president."
“Now you tell me she looks presidential, folks. I look presidential,” he said in another instance.
Trump said Clinton is a "dangerous liar" and accused her of failing to achieve anything during her long career in public service — except, he said, avoiding criminal charges for using a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
The FBI cleared her of criminal wrongdoing after a lengthy investigation but nonetheless sharply criticized her handling of classified information over email. Clinton was blasted by reporters for recently mischaracterizing FBI Director James B. Comey's comments about whether her public statements about the emails were truthful. She explained during a question-and-answer session in Washington that she had "short-circuited" when giving the initial response, a phrase which Trump repeatedly parodied Saturday.
“Honestly, I don’t think she’s all there,” Trump told the crowd in Windham.
Clinton was referring to the answer she gave when she said she might have "short-circuited it"; she does not appear have said that she herself had short-circuited.
Trump’s most forceful policy-oriented attack centered on Clinton’s support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, using her vote as a U.S. senator from New York to call her foreign-policy judgment into question. Trump wrongly claimed, as he often does on the campaign trail, that he did not support the Iraq War. That claim has been repeatedly proved false.
The real estate mogul has regularly used Clinton's support for the war in Iraq and her support for intervening in Libya — both of which he supported — to question her qualifications for the presidency. Attempting to neutralize her attacks against his character and qualifications, Trump has sought to undermine her decision-making skills while painting her as an out-of-touch member of the Washington political establishment.
“I’ve always had a great temperament. And you know, I win. I have a winning temperament. We’re going to win, we’re going to start winning again,” he said. “But I’ve won. My whole life has been about winning. I win. She can’t win. She’s not a winner. She can’t win.”
His remarks onstage came after his campaign released a video on social media suggesting that Clinton is a malfunctioning robot.
"Is Robot Hillary melting down?" said the video’s opening caption.
The short video features Clinton misspeaking and correcting herself on several occasions. The video eventually cuts to a clip of Clinton's "I may have short-circuited” quote from Friday.
At the end of the footage, video graphics render sparks spewing from Clinton's mouth.