Hillary Clinton has condemned Donald Trump’s “dangerous” Twitter tirades, while describing the President as a “creep”.
The defeated presidential candidate was wearing a surgical boot during her appearance on the Graham Norton Show, which followed a series of media appearances on her UK book tour.
“I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards,” she explained, praising the care she has received under the NHS.
“I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe.”
When asked how she felt about Mr Trump criticising her book on Twitter, Ms Clinton said she “ignores” most of his tweets but was concerned about those on international affairs.
“The most dangerous thing he does is conduct diplomacy on Twitter,” she added. “So he is trading insults with Kim Jong-un, which is just like catnip for Kim Jong-un.
“He just loves the idea that he’s in a Twitter insult-fest with the President of the United States.
“He does things that are not only upsetting but kind of inexplicable.”
Ms Clinton, who has entered barbed exchanges with the President on social media, said it would be impossible to respond to all of his tweets “because there are so many”.
She added: “I do respond when I think what he has said is hurtful and unfair, and really causing problems for people.”
Ms Clinton gave the example of the recent hurricane that struck Puerto Rico, when she urged Mr Trump and his administration to increase relief efforts on Twitter.
Reliving her shock defeat in last year’s presidential election, which is the subject of her book What Happened, the Democrat said she felt “terrible and so responsible” for her opponent’s victory.
Ms Clinton said he “played a different game” in televised debates, adding: “He loomed over me.
“I knew he was there and I regret not saying, ‘You are not going to intimidate me, back off you creep!’”