''Being a loose cannon means saying that other nations should go ahead and acquire nuclear weapons for themselves,'' says Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on CBS News' Face the Nation, explaining her ''loose cannon'' attack on Republican Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton explains what she means when she says her likely Republican rival Donald Trump is a "loose cannon" in an interview with CBS News' "Face the Nation" which aired on Sunday (May 8). "Being a loose cannon means saying that other nations should go ahead and acquire nuclear weapons for themselves - when that is the last thing we need in the world today," Clinton said. "Going back to torture? Killing terrorists' families, which would be a war crime?" Clinton added, questioning comments previously made by Trump. Clinton has a higher probability than Trump of becoming the next U.S. president, but the gap between the pair narrowed this week, according to the online political stock market PredictIt. Clinton's probability on Friday was 61 percent, down from 65 percent seven days ago, according to the site, which allows users to wager small amounts of money on "yes" or "no" predictions of future events. The probability that Trump will win the Nov. 8 election was 40 percent, up from 34 percent. "I don't really feel like I'm running against Donald Trump. I feel like I'm running for my vision," said Clinton on "Face the Nation." Republican lawmakers, operatives and donors grappled with whether to support Donald Trump, who effectively clinched his party's presidential nomination this week after his two remaining rivals, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, dropped out of the White House race.