NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton on Monday called President Donald Trump’s tweet “uncomfortably” written and sent a series of messages of her own that were not supportive of the president’s position.
Her comments came during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” as she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, debated their upcoming reelection bids.
The former president’s tweets came in the wake of a deadly police shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in which a white man was shot by police.
Clinton’s comments on Monday came in response to Trump’s Saturday tweet calling for “fire and fury” against the police who responded to the shooting, which killed three officers.
“It’s a very unhelpful and unwise way to go about things, and it’s unfortunate that it got out, but I think what we need to do is understand that we have to make some choices, and we have a president who is not comfortable with the way that we’re going about this,” she said.
“He has a lot of things that he’s thinking about, but the president does not want to hear about it.”
In his tweets, Trump referenced the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota, a police shooting involving another black man, and an attack in Florida that left one officer dead and a gunman dead.
Trump said his administration is working to ensure police officers and the communities they serve are protected.
He added, “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about it.
They’re tired of politicians making excuses and covering it up.”
The former first lady and president both campaigned in states with large African American populations, including Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
Trump also has repeatedly criticized the Clintons for taking donations from corporations, and Clinton said Trump has been “trying to silence the truth.”
Clinton has long argued that her husband has had the worst relationship with minority communities, and her campaign has criticized Trump’s rhetoric.