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Mass Live: US Sen. Ed Markey: ‘Hillary Clinton is right; Donald Trump is wrong’

Speaking on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hlllary Clinton on Monday, Massachusetts’ Democratic politicians pivoted toward the general election, taking aim at the GOP frontrunner, businessman Donald Trump.

“I’m going to enjoy beating the heck out of Donald Trump,” declared U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, warming up a crowd before a Clinton rally at the Old South Meeting House in Boston.

Capuano said he has watched the raucous Republican debates. “Those are lines for the Jerry Springer show, not for the White House,” Capuano said.

A day before Massachusetts voters cast their ballots on Super Tuesday, Trump holds a commanding lead in the polls over his Republican opponents. Clinton, the firmer secretary of state and first lady, holds a small lead in the Democratic race over Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, said the race “is not going to be won by an insult-athon that says to American people they’re going to turn this election into a reality show for the rest of the year.”

Trump, a billionaire businessman, for years hosted the reality TV show, The Apprentice.

Markey also attacked Trump’s often repeated lines that he will build a wall along the Mexican border to keep out illegal immigrants and that he will temporarily bar Muslims from entering the country.

“That wall is going to represent all of that hatred, all of that historic division in our country that says to people of different religions, if you’re a Muslim you’re out, if you’re not one of us you’re out,” Markey said.

“One thing separates Hillary Clinton from Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton is right, Donald Trump is wrong,” Markey said.