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US election: Trump calls Hillary Clinton ‘the devil’

NEW YORK: Republican candidate for US presidential election 2016 Donald Trump has named Democratic rival Hillary Clinton “the devil”, in the face of fire from within his own party.

He was speaking at a rally in a high school gym in Pennsylvania.

During his address to high school kids, Mr Trump attacked Bernie Sanders for surrendering to Mrs Clinton in the Democratic race.

The tycoon was quoted by as saying, “He made a deal with the devil. She’s the devil.”

Trump is already under fire from within his party and from Democrats alike for his remarks about a US Muslim soldier’s parents.

Former Republican candidate John McCain was the latest senior Republican to join critics of Mr Trump’s despicable behavior towards the slain US soldier, Capt Humayun Khan’s parents who was killed by a car bomb in 2004 in Iraq, at the age of 27.

Senator McCain, a veteran of the Vietnam War, said in a strongly worded statement that Mr Trump did not have “unfettered licence to defame the best among us”, BBC reported.

The soldier’s parents, Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala, told the BBC it was time to stand up to Mr Trump but he accused them of “viciously” attacking him.

Earlier in another development, American billionaire businessman Warren Buffett challenged Donald Trump to make his tax returns public, TNG reported.

Mr Trump, avoiding the confrontation, said that it cannot be made public until the financial authorities have completed an audit.