Clinton Says Trump Could Lead US Into Nuclear War

Calls his ideas "dangerously incoherent"

Hillary Clinton is set to make history as the first woman to head the presidential ticket of a major political party. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Hillary Clinton is set to make history as the first woman to head the presidential ticket of a major political party. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted June 2, 2016 at 3:19pm

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton warned on Thursday that Donald Trump could lead America into nuclear war and cannot be trusted to lead the nation in the right direction.  

“I believe the person the Republicans have nominated for president cannot do the job,” Clinton said in a speech in San Diego. “Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different. They are dangerously incoherent.  

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

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Speaking in San Diego with 17 American flags arrayed behind her, Clinton was greeted with applause and laughter as she detailed Trump’s contradictory remarks about foreign policy, especially with his various ideas for dealing with the Islamic State terrorist group.  

“A Trump presidency would embolden ISIS,” she said. “We cannot take that risk. This isn’t reality television. It’s reality”  

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A day earlier, Trump launched a pre-emptive strike , saying at a Sacramento rally: “She’s one of the worst secretaries of state in the history of our country. Now she wants to be our president? Look, I’ll be honest, she has no natural talent to be president.”  

He asserted that she slept through the Benghazi attack that led to the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya  and was “surrendering jobs to China” even as her husband was paid for speeches there.  

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Clinton pledged that America’s security will be at the “heart of my campaign.” She reminded the audience of the four years she spent as secretary of State, visiting countries across the globe and spending time in the situation room.  


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