A photo of Martha Stewart.

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In an interview with CNN Money’s Chloe Melas, Martha Stewart publicly announced her support for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But Stewart had a lot more to say about this year’s election, including some harsh words for Republican candidate Donald Trump.

“This is the most important election of the last hundred years,” Martha stated. “We have to be very certain that we elect a person who has experience, knowledge, a base of education in the world of world politics as well as domestics politics. And so obviously I’m voting for Hillary Clinton.”

Although the implications were already crystal clear, Stewart expanded on her political views, claiming that Trump is “totally unprepared” to serve as president:

“We just can’t have a country run by someone who is totally unprepared for what comes.”

Stewart took the opportunity to rip into Trump even further, stating that the position of presidency requires “diplomacy,” “kindness,” and “introspection,” which she claims are traits that don’t exist in the world of Donald Trump. But this won’t be the first public spat the two have had.

Back in 2006, Trump sent a scathing letter to Stewart after her show “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” was canceled. Angry that Stewart had attempted to create a spinoff of his show “The Apprentice,” Trump wrote:

“It’s about time you started taking responsibility for your failed version of The Apprentice. Your performance was terrible in that the show lacked mood, temperament and just about everything else a show needs for success. I knew it would fail as soon as I first saw it—and your low ratings bore me out.”

Appalled by the scorching letter, Martha replied, “The letter is so mean-spirited and reckless that I almost can’t believe my longtime friend Donald Trump wrote it.”

Ten years later and Stewart has finally gotten some revenge by denouncing Trump’s presidential candidacy.

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Martin Ackerman is a freelance writer and current editor originally from Staten Island, NY. His university schooling focused on English education and Japanese. He has a (not so secret) passion for art history and political science. When he isn't writing or editing you can find him at sci-tech conventions, building the latest LEGO city or pampering his cat, Tea. You can follow him on Twitter @MarMackerman.