Donald Trump said this week he thinks he'll face Vice President Joe Biden in the general election for president next year.
Trump talked with Breitbart
and said the email scandal enveloping Hillary Clinton's campaign will ultimately force her out of the race, making way for Biden to win the Democratic primary and square off with Trump, a Republican, in 2016.
"I think so," Trump told Breitbart when asked if he sees himself pitted against Biden in 2016.
"I think Hillary has got huge problems right now," Trump said.
"Is she going to make it? I hear this thing is big league. Why did she do it? You use the server? Because [the Clintons are] always looking to go over the edge, whether it's Whitewater or anything else. They always want to go over the edge.
"I'm just looking at it saying, 'What the hell was she doing? You know what she was doing? She was guarding from the president seeing what she doing."
Trump thinks the email fiasco
will spell the end of Clinton's presidential hopes.
"It just looks like Hillary is going to not be able to run. It looks to me like that's what's going to happen," he said, adding that what Clinton is alleged to have done — sending highly classified material over a non-government email system — "is 10 times worse than what Gen. [David] Petraeus did."
Earlier this year, Petraeus — former head of the CIA — pleaded guilty to sharing classified material with his mistress
. He resigned as CIA director in 2012 after his affair was revealed.
Trump told Breitbart one of his best attributes as a potential president is his ability to get deals done. He highlighted his ability to negotiate and not being tied down to a prearranged plan.
"When I bought Doral in Miami — which was sought after by everybody, every developer in the country wanted it. I didn't say, 'Wow, I'm going to do a 10-point plan on how to buy Doral,'" the real estate mogul said. "I went down, and I just fought like hell, and I got it.
"I didn't sit down and say, 'OK, I'll make a phone call at 7 in the morning, and then I'll do this, and then I'll get on a plane.' It doesn't work that way. I went down and met with the people. I had lunch. I had dinner. I didn't leave. And I made a great deal."
Trump has enjoyed strong poll numbers, particularly after last week's Republican presidential debate. A spat with Fox News
over how he felt the network treated him during the debate only seemed to raise his stock higher
This week, "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston
said Trump's presence on the campaign trail has been "refreshing."
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