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Clinton wins Puerto Rico Democratic primary

Ms Clinton hopes to soon be named the Democratic presidential candidate Credit: Reuters

Hillary Clinton won the Puerto Rico Democratic primary, taking her a step closer to prevailing over her rival, Bernie Sanders, in the fight for her party's presidential nomination.

Ms Clinton had been the projected winner over Mr Sanders in the US island territory, according to NBC News.

The win gives Ms Clinton a boost ahead of Tuesday, when six states - including New Jersey and California - will hold nominating contests.

The former secretary of state is hoping to cross the threshold of 2,382 delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination for the presidential election as early as 8pm EDT on Tuesday (1am Wednesday, UK time).

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Clinton brands Trump 'temperamentally unfit' to hold office

Hillary Clinton has branded fellow Presidential hopeful Donald Trump "temperamentally unfit" to hold the office of President of the United States.

Speaking at an event in San Diego the former First Lady stated her opponent's ideas were "dangerously incoherent" and he "should not have the nuclear codes" as she believed he was unprepared for the responsibility.

Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different, they’re dangerously incoherent. They’re not even really ideas, just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies.

He is not just unprepared. He is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility.

– Hillary Clinton

Trump quickly hit back by responding to Clinton's criticism by tweeting "She doesn't even look presidential!"

The criticism of Trump came just one day after Clinton branded the Republican candidate a "fraud".

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