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Jan Brewer: Donald Trump needs to avoid further Hillary Clinton traps

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, in Prescott Valley, Ariz. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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PHOENIX — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would do well to avoid any further campaign traps set by Hillary Clinton, former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday.

“He needs to not let himself get into that situation,” Brewer told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos.

Trump’s presidential campaign has been plagued by arguments and asides that detract away from the focus of his campaign, Brewer said.

Some of Trump’s more famous dust-ups include arguments with Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake or the public feud he had with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a slain U.S. Muslim soldier.

Brewer said Trump needs to realize there is a time and a place to make a retort and a time to just walk away.

“It is something you have to master,” she said. “I’m not very good at that myself. People ask me a question and I always answer, or if they say something derogatory, you want to respond.”

Brewer said Clinton, who she labeled a “professional trapper,” uses that to bait Trump into saying things that deviate from his main point.

“Don’t get stuck in that nonsense, just move on and go to another subject,” Brewer said of what Trump should do in those situations.

Though Trump has ran a campaign centered on being tough and standing up for itself, Brewer said what voters really want to hear about what he’ll do in office. She said people are tiring of the constant Trump vs. Clinton battle.

“This has turned into a he said-she said about all this garbage. I’m sick of it,” she said.

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