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Clinton would be a great president, Trump would be ‘frightening’: Ontario premier

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks in Kingston, Ont., on March 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne thinks Hillary Clinton would make a great U.S. president, and she hopes that over the course of the election campaign, gender-based attacks will diminish.

In an interview with The Canadian Press, Wynne says she has met Clinton and thinks she is a smart and capable woman.

Clinton has already captured the number of delegates needed to become the first female nominee of a major party in the U.S., while Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee.

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Wynne, who is the first female premier of Ontario, say she finds it “frightening” that someone like Trump could get to such a position.

She says her best hope is that “as the ideas and the capability of the candidates becomes more apparent,” there will be fewer attacks on Clinton as a woman, and the campaign will be more about the politicians’ readiness.

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President Barack Obama formally endorsed Clinton today, urging Democrats to unite behind her in the fight against Republicans in the fall.

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