Trump Addresses Whether He'll Pursue Prosecuting Hillary Or Not

November 22, 2016Nov 22, 2016

During the second presidential debate, Hillary Clinton was visible shaken when Donald Trump threatened to prosecute her if he became president. But now in an interview with the New York Times, it appears Trump has significantly softened his push to put Hillary behind bars.

According to the New York Times live Twitter feed of the interview, Trump commented that, "I think it would be very, very divisive for the country" to prosecute Hillary. “I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways."

When pressed on the issue, he added, “It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about."

This matches up to what his former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said earlier Tuesday to CNN.

She said, "I think when the President-elect, who's also the head of your party, tells you before he's even inaugurated that he doesn't wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone, and content."

But she added that Hillary "still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don't find her to be honest or trustworthy," before saying "if Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that's a good thing to do. Look, I think he's thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the President of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign are not among them."

Do you think this is a good move on Trump's part, or are you disappointed?