Top 5 Arguments From Clinton’s Blistering Speech Against Trump

The Democratic presidential front-runner unleashed a storm of ridicule against her GOP rival during an uncharacteristically blunt speech on foreign policy.

Hillary Clinton

Watch out Donald Trump, there is a new Hillary Clinton in town and she's not backing down from a fight.

Thursday afternoon, the former secretary of state took center stage in San Diego, California, to deliver an unusually savage address on foreign policy. Actually, it was not just a speech, it was a roast of the presumptive Republican nominee, because Clinton did not just ridicule him — she eviscerated him in front of millions watching the shindig at home.

The Democratic presidential front-runner called out Trump for being “dangerously incoherent” and “temperamentally unfit” to be the U.S. commander-in-chief. She also used this opportunity to explain why his election would be a “historic mistake.”

Here are the five most important takeaways from the uncharacteristically scorching speech.

Rants and lies:


Clinton said what everyone else has been saying for a long time: Trump is dangerous.

“Donald Trump's ideas aren't just different, they are dangerously incoherent,” Clinton said. “They're not even really ideas, just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies.”

Nuke codes:


The White House hopeful explained how disastrous it could be to hand Trump the nuclear codes.

“This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes, because it's not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin,” Clinton told the audience.

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Fascination with tyrants:


Trump has a peculiar interest in dictators.

“I don't understand Donald's bizarre fascination with dictators and strongmen who have no love for America,” Clinton said during the blistering speech.

She recalled how the real estate magnate praised China for the Tiananmen Square massacre and commended Kim Jong-un for taking over North Korea — “something he did by murdering everyone he saw as a threat, including his own uncle,” she clarified.

“He said if he were grading Vladimir Putin as a leader, he'd give him an A,” Clinton continued. “Now, I'll leave it to the psychiatrists to explain his affection for tyrants. I just wonder how anyone could be so wrong about who America's real friends are. Because it matters. If you don't know exactly who you're dealing with, men like Putin will eat your lunch.”

Anger issues:


As is evident by Donald Trump’s Twitter account, he has a short temper and uncanny ability to retweets racist statements.

“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,” the Democratic candidate exclaimed. “Imagine if he had not just his Twitter account at his disposal when he's angry, but America's entire arsenal. Do we want him making those calls — someone thin-skinned and quick to anger, who lashes out at the smallest criticism? Do we want his finger anywhere near the button?”

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Trump has made some extremely offensive and racist remarks against Mexicans, Muslims and African-Americans, among other minorities. How could someone with so much hatred bring peace?

“A Trump presidency would embolden ISIS,” Clinton said. “We cannot take that risk. This isn't reality television — this is actual reality.”

She also rejected Trump's foreign policy points.

“This election is a choice between two very different visions of America,” Clinton concluded. One that is angry, afraid, and based on the idea that America is fundamentally weak and in decline. The other is hopeful, generous, and confident in the knowledge that America is great — just like we always have been.”

Trump started responding to the vicious attacks with a series of statements and tweets.


But hilariously, as soon as Clinton noted Trump's penchant for Twitter attacks, the Republican's live tweeting of the speech mysteriously stopped.

Speaking at a campaign rally in San Jose, Trump called the speech “pathetic,” and dismissed it as a stunt, saying, “It had nothing to do with foreign policy.”

Meanwhile, outside his event, a clash between protesters and Trump supporters left at least one bloodied and bruised.




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