Democratic frontrunner attacks Trumps personal feuds and outright lies in blistering speech that questions GOP candidates suitability for the White House
Hillary Clinton has lacerated Donald Trumps fitness to lead the United States in a tour-de-force assault on his record and temperament, branding him too dangerous and unstable to be entrusted with nuclear codes and warning of economic crisis if he were to reach the White House.
The Democratic frontrunner and former secretary of state stimulated the sobering yet blistering assault in a speech in San Diego on Thursday which sought, in effect, to disqualify the Republican presumptive nominee as a valid candidate.
Donald Trumps ideas arent just different, theyre dangerously incoherent. Theyre not even really notions, only a series of bizarre rantings, personal feuds and outright lies, she told. He is not just unprepared. He is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility.
Flanked by US flags for the widely trailed address, Clinton said a Trump presidency could lead to cataclysm. He should not have the nuclear codes because its very easy to imagine Donald Trump resulting us into a war only because person got under his very thin scalp. We cannot let him roll the dice with America.
Speaking on the eve of primary elections that are expected to push Clinton past the threshold of delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination, signalling the official start of the general election, Clinton made a tacit plea to independents and moderate Republicans, saying Trump belittled US power even when Ronald Reagan was president.
With Bernie Sanders threatening to spoiling her nomination glory by winning California, the speech also served as an appeal to Democrats to unite against the real adversary. We cant put the security of our children and grandchildren in Donald Trumps hands. As chairperson, she told, I believe he will take our country down a truly dangerous path.
She continued: Imagine Donald Trump sitting in the situation room inducing life or death decisions on behalf of the United States. Do we want him making those calls? Someone thin-skinned and quick to rage. Do we want his finger anywhere near the button? Building Donald Trump our commander-in-chief would be a historic mistake.
The former first lady deconstructed Trumps policy positions as a recipe for alienating friends, emboldening enemies and coddling despots. Clinton pointed out how Trump had alienated allies such as the British prime minister, the mayor of London, the president of Mexico and Pope Francis.
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