Washington, Mar 16: Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Wednesday trained her guns on Republican rival Donald Trump for engaging in divisive rhetoric and said the US Commander-in-Chief has to defend the country and not embarrass it.
"Our next President has to bring our country together so we can all share in the promise of America. We should be breaking down barriers, not building walls. We're not going to succeed by dividing this country between us and them," 68-year-old Clinton said in her victory speech at West Palm Beach in Florida.
"When we hear a candidate for President call for rounding up 12 million immigrants, banning all Muslims from entering the United States, when he embraces torture, that doesn't make him strong, it makes him wrong," Clinton said after scoring impressive wins in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio.
Clinton exuded confidence that she was on her way to win the party's presidential nomination. "Although we're waiting for final results in Illinois and Missouri, we know we will add to our delegate lead to roughly 300 with over two million more votes nationwide," she said.
"We are moving closer to securing the Democratic Party nomination and winning this election in November. Because of all of you and our supporters across the country, our campaign has earned more votes than any other candidate, Democrat or Republican," she said.
And with Trump emerging as the undisputed front-runner for the Republican party, Clinton slammed the billionaire for his divisive rhetoric.
"We live in a complex and yes a dangerous world. Protecting America's national security can never be an afterthought. Our Commander-in-Chief has to be able to defend our country, not embarrass it; engage our allies, not alienate them; defeat our adversaries; not embolden them," she said.
Clinton said to be great one can't be small.
"We can't lose what made America great in the first place. And this isn't just about Donald Trump; all of us have to do our part. We can't just talk about economic inequality; we have to take on all forms of inequality and discrimination," she said.
"Together, we have to defend all of our rights - civil rights and voting rights, worker's rights and women's rights, LGBT rights and rights for people with disabilities and that starts by standing with President Obama when he nominates a Justice to the Supreme Court," the former Secretary of State said.