WASHINGTON (AFP) - Mrs Hillary Clinton, frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, took aim at Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump over his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States, saying: "I no longer think he is funny."
Appearing on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Thursday (Dec 10), Mrs Clinton said Mr Trump had overstepped the mark with his latest comments.
"You know, I have to say, Seth, I no longer think he is funny," she said.
"I think for weeks you and everybody else were just bringing folks to hysterical laughter, but now he has gone way over the line.
"And what he is saying now is not only shameful and wrong, it is dangerous," she added.
Mr Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, came under fire at home and abroad this week
for his proposal to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the US.
It came in the wake of last week's shooting by a Muslim couple in Sen Bernardino, California, that left 14 dead. The couple were said to have been radicalised.
A new national poll has found that 57 per cent of adults in the US are against Mr Trump's controversial plan, while 25 per cent support it.
Eighteen per cent did not know or had no opinion, according to the survey by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal on Thursday .