War of words turns murkier; Hillary invokes Muhammad Ali to slam Trump

| Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 18:35
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Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Donald Trump

Both candidates are presently faring worse than their electoral predecessors

California: The war of words, it seems, is getting murkier now. In yet another blistering attack on his opponent, Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton reportedly slammed Donald Trump for his attack on the federal judge who was assigned to handle one of the suits filed against Trump University.
"I've always believed that in America it doesn’t matter where your parents were born or what colour your skin is, we’re judged by our words and our deeds, not our race, not our ethnicity, not our religion," she was quoted as saying according to an abc News report. 
Clinton invoked Ali after condemning Trump for his comments on Judge Gonzalo Curiel. Trump has said Curiel has "an absolute conflict" of interest regarding the case because "of Mexican heritage."
After becoming heavyweight boxing champion of the world, the legendary boxer had converted to Islam and changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. 
Prior to making these remarks, both Hillary and Clinton had paid their respects to the boxer, who passed away on Friday at the age of 74.
Hilary Clinton had earlier attacked Trump saying she intends to leave it to the psychiatrists to explain Trump's affection for oppressive rulers. 
Incidentally, Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump head into the presidential race with the worst favourable ratings of any presumed Democratic or Republican nominee in decades, as quoted by the NY Times.
Experts are citing multiple reasons for the diminishing popularity of both the opponents, including tough opposition that Clinton faces from Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. It is believed that such a situation wherein citizen's view is divided across party lines results in people voting against the opposition party rather than for their candidate.
“We are in a position where both parties have extremely negative views of the opposite party and that pulls down the candidates’ favourables,” Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School poll recently said in a statement.
Despite their net positives, both candidates are presently faring worse than their electoral predecessors. a situation that is likely to change in the months to come, according to political experts.
With less than 200 days left until the election day, the national party conventions could be the candidates' crucial opportunity to increase their slice of fame.
Sander's strong opposition and intentions to continue in the election race could however diminish Clinton's chances of her potential bounce.
2016 convention seems one crucial chance for the candidates to regain their electoral supremacy.

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