Hillary Hammers Trump on Foreign Policy: ‘If Donald Gets His Way, They’ll Be Celebrating in the Kremlin’
Hillary Hammers Trump on Foreign Policy: ‘If Donald Gets His Way, They’ll Be Celebrating in the Kremlin’

Hillary Clinton wasted no time attacking Donald Trump on foreign policy, touting her experience as Secretary of State and repeatedly questioning the Republican nominee’s ability to exhibit the temperament necessary for presidency.

“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,” she said

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

The Democratic frontrunner spent most of the half hour speech listing ways that Donald Trump would be unfit as president, parsing over comments about torture, nuclear arms, his admiration for countries that are hostile to the United States, and a desire to push away allies: 

“If Donald gets his way, they’ll be celebrating in the Kremlin. We cannot let that happen. That’s why it is no small passing thing when he talks about leaving Nato… or calls Mexicans rapists or murderers… we’re lucky to have two friendly neighbors on our land borders. Why would he want to make one of them an enemy?” 

Clinton also dinged him for not knowing “the first thing about Iran or its nuclear program,” and said that his proposal to allow Japan to have nuclear weapons was “irresponsible.”

“I wonder if he even realizes he’s talking about nuclear war,” Clinton said.

“What he says would weaken our country.”

At one point, the speech had a meta moment when she referenced Trump’s notoriously active Twitter account saying he’s good at “writing nasty tweets”:

“I’m willing to bet he’s writing a few right now.”

Throughout the course of the speech, in fact, Trump had made two tweets, criticizing her as having no credibility, and calling it a “bad performance” from “Crooked Hillary.”

Clinton’s most visceral point about experience came when she narrated the Bin Ladin raid and then implored the audience to imagine Trump in office in a similar type of situation:

“Imagine Donald Trump sitting in the situation room making life-and-death decisions with the lives of American soldiers…

“Imagine if he had not just his Twitter account at his disposal when he’s angry, but the entire American arsenal…

“Do we want his finger anywhere near the button?”

“Making Donald Trump commander-in-chief would be an historic mistake.”

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