Clinton explains why Trump is a 'loose cannon'

'Being a loose cannon means saying that other nations should go ahead and acquire nuclear weapons for themselves,' says Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on CBS News' Face the Nation.

WASHINGTON, USA (Reuters) - Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton explains what she means when she says her likely Republican rival Donald Trump is a "loose cannon" in an interview with CBS News' Face The Nation which aired on Sunday (May 8).

"Being a loose cannon means saying that other nations should go ahead and acquire nuclear weapons for themselves - when that is the last thing we need in the world today," Mrs Clinton said.

"Going back to torture? Killing terrorists' families, which would be a war crime?" she added, questioning comments previously made by Mr Trump.

Mrs Clinton has a higher probability than Mr Trump of becoming the next US president, but the gap between the pair narrowed this week, according to the online political stock market PredictIt.

Mrs Clinton's probability on Friday (May 6) was 61 per cent, down from 65 per cent seven days ago, according to the site, which allows users to wager small amounts of money on "yes" or "no" predictions of future events. The probability that Mr Trump will win the Nov 8 election was 40 per cent, up from 34 per cent.

"I don't really feel like I'm running against Donald Trump. I feel like I'm running for my vision," said Mrs Clinton on Face The Nation.

Republican lawmakers, operatives and donors grappled with whether to support MrTrump, who effectively clinched his party's presidential nomination this week after his two remaining rivals, Senator ed Cruz and Governor John Kasich, dropped out of the White House race.