Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis said in an interview on Friday that President-elect Trump needs to “get off Twitter” and apologize to Hillary Clinton.
“I mean he ought to be ashamed of himself for this kind of stuff, calling her a crook and that kind of nonsense. She’s a good person, nothing she did involved breaches of national security,” Dukakis said in an interview with ABC radio. “She was investigated for God knows how long about Libya, and a Republican dominated committee exonerated her.”
Dukakis also said that the President-elect needed to change his behavior. “I think Trump owes her an apology for that stuff. But, in any event, I gather they’re going to be at the inauguration, and more power to them. And, I hope he’ll reach out to her,” Dukakis added. “Because of the kind of language he used and the accusations he made, you know. The fact that he was going to prosecute her. I mean what nonsense. And we’re not hearing that anymore, are we? Which tells you something.”
The former presidential contender also criticized Trump over his use of Twitter. “You know, it’s time for Trump to get off Twitter, and start acting like the president of the United States, because he’s got a lot of work ahead of him, he’s got important decisions to make, and this kind of nonsense really has got to stop,” he said.
In the wide-ranging interview, Dukakis also gave his opinion of FBI Director James Comey and his conduct leading up to the election. “I don’t think Comey did this for political reasons,” he said referring to Comey’s handling of the investigation into Clinton’s private email server for which Comey has been under fire since prior to the election. “I think it was a mistake in judgment.”
However, when asked whether he thought Comey should resign, Dukakis answered affirmatively.