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Clinton Campaign Chairman Reacts to Trump Becoming GOP's Presumptive Nominee

John Podesta listens as Democratic US Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks during the North American Building Trades Union National Legislative Conference April 19, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The chairman of the Hillary Clinton campaign characterized Donald Trump as a "bully" who will "divide Americans" on Tuesday night, just hours after the billionaire real estate mogul became the presumptive Republican nominee.

“Fundamentally, our next president will need to do two things: keep our nation safe in a dangerous world and help working families get ahead here at home," John Podesta said in a statement. "Donald Trump is not prepared to do either."

John Podesta listens as Democratic US Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks during the North American Building Trades Union National Legislative Conference April 19, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

"Throughout this campaign, Donald Trump has demonstrated that he’s too divisive and lacks the temperament to lead our nation and the free world," he continued. "With so much at stake, Donald Trump is simply too big of a risk."

"Hillary Clinton has proven that she has the strength to keep us safe in an uncertain world and a lifelong record of fighting to break down the barriers--economic and social--that hold working families back," Podesta concluded. "While Donald Trump seeks to bully and divide Americans, Hillary Clinton will unite us to create an economy that works for everyone."

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Trump was his party's presumptive nominee after Texas Senator Ted Cruz ended his campaign when he suffered a crushing loss in Indiana.

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