In one of the most savage speeches of her political career so far, Hillary Clinton, yesterday, threw away the diplomatic tactics that has characterized her previous press addresses and went straight for the jugular, unleashing a series of biting attacks on presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Clinton warned that Trump should not be let anywhere near the nuclear codes because he could start a war when somebody “got under his very thin skin.”
“He’s not just unprepared — he’s temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility,”
Clinton said during her speech on National Security in San Diego, California.
She lambasted his “bragging” approach to foreign policy based on a string of “nasty tweets” and accused him of harboring a “bizarre” closeness with authoritarian leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Communist rulers of China and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.
“We cannot put the safety of our children and grandchildren in Donald Trump’s hands. We cannot let him roll the dice with America,”
“He says he has foreign policy experience because he ran the Miss Universe pageant in Russia,” Clinton said. “The stakes in global statecraft are infinitely higher and more complex than in the world of luxury hotels.”
“I will leave it to the psychiatrists to explain his attraction to tyrants”
“You know, there’s no risk of people losing their lives if you blow up a golf-course deal,” she said. “But it doesn’t work like that in world affairs.”
“He also says, ‘I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me.’ You know what? I don’t believe him,”
“This is a man who said that more countries should have nuclear weapons, including Saudi Arabia. This is someone who has threatened to abandon our allies in NATO, the countries that work with us to root out terrorists abroad before they strike us at home,”
“He believes we can treat the U.S. economy like one of his casinos and default on our debts to the rest of the world, which would cause an economic catastrophe far worse than anything we experienced in 2008,” she continued.
“He has said that he would order our military to carry out torture.”
“Imagine Donald Trump sitting in the Situation Room, making life-or-death decisions on behalf of the United States. Imagine him deciding whether to send your spouses or children into battle. Imagine if he had not just his Twitter account at his disposal when he’s angry, but America’s entire arsenal,” she said.
“Do we want him making those calls — someone thin-skinned and quick to anger, who lashes out at the smallest criticism?” she asked rhetorically. “Do we want his finger anywhere near the button?”