|Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivering a scorching speech about national security and foreign policy in San Diego.|
Yesterday Hillary Clinton delivered what some are calling one of the most striking speeches of her political career. In what was billed as a major foreign policy address Clinton instead unleashed a savage and biting dissection of Donald Trump.
In the speech Clinton did not deliver any ad hominem attacks but instead eviscerated Trump with his very own words. Hoisted on his own petard some say Trump was definitively shown to be, in Clinton's own words, ‘dangerously incoherent,’ and ‘temperamentally unfit,’ to be president of the United States.
"He says he doesn't have to listen to our generals or our admirals, our ambassadors and other high officials, because he has — quote — 'a very good brain."
"He says he has foreign policy experience because he ran the Miss Universe pageant in Russia."
"He praised China for the Tiananmen Square massacre; he said it showed strength. He said, 'You've got to give Kim Jong Un credit' for taking over North Korea — something he did by murdering everyone he saw as a threat, including his own uncle, which Donald described gleefully, like he was recapping an action movie. And he said if he were grading Vladimir Putin as a leader, he'd give him an A. 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."
"Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different — they are dangerously incoherent," Clinton said at the beginning of the speech. They’re not even really ideas: just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies. He’s not just unprepared, he’s temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility. 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."
"It’s no small thing when he suggests that America should withdraw our military support for Japan, encourage them to get nuclear weapons, and said this about a war between Japan and North Korea – and I quote – "If they do, they do. Good luck, enjoy yourself, folks. I wonder if he even realizes he’s talking about nuclear war."
"He believes we can treat the US 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," Clinton said. "Those are the words, my friends, of someone who doesn’t understand America or the world."
And perhaps the best line of the entire speech...