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Clinton would be a great president, prospect of Trump is 'frightening,' Kathleen Wynne says

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.

Wynne describes Clinton as a smart and capable woman

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne praises Hillary Clinton, while calling the prospect of a Trump presidency "frightening" in comments on the U.S. presidential election campaign. (CBC )

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.

Wynne, who is the first female premier of Ontario, says 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.

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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