In the aftermath of attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris and in San Bernardino, Calif., Trump has called for monitoring mosques and barring Muslims from entering the United States. As such, "I want to ask you a couple questions about Donald Trump," Seth Meyers said on his NBC late-night show. "First question: Have you heard about him?" Clinton explained that Trump's comments are no laughing matter. "I have to say, Seth, I no longer think he's funny," she said.
"I will say, I started feeling that way," Meyers said in agreement.
"You know, I think for weeks, you and everybody else were just bringing folks to hysterical laughter and all of that, but now he has gone way over the line. What he's saying now is not only shameful and wrong—it's dangerous," she said in reference to Trump's comments about Muslims and Muslim Americans. "Look, he's been kind of an equal opportunity insulter. He's gone after all kinds of folks."
"Has he mentioned you at all?" Meyers teased.
"A few times," Clinton said with a laugh. "Now that I can laugh at because it's about me."
"You're in good company—with the world," Meyers joked.
"I'm in good company," Clinton said. Getting serious again, the presidential hopeful said, "This latest demand that we not let Muslims into our country really plays right into the hands of the terrorists, and I don't say that lightly, but it does. He is giving them a great propaganda tool, a way to recruit more folks from Europe and the United States. Because it's kind of crossed that line, I think everybody—and especially other Republicans—need to stand up and really say, 'Enough. You've gone too far. That's not who we are. That's not the kind of country that we believe we are, and we're just not going to tolerate it.' And, so I hope more people will do that."
In addition to discussing Trump, Clinton also expressed a desire to reach out to "reasonable gun owners" in an effort to get past the National Rifle Association's position and change the United States' gun laws so that, among other things, people on the no-fly list cannot purchase guns. "If you are trying to keep people paying dues and supporting your organization, you want to keep them upset," Clinton said about going up against the NRA. "They want people to feel like the black helicopter is going to land in your backyard and your guns are going to be taken away."
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