During her speech to AIPAC, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton decimated Donald Trump and made the Republican frontrunner look like a fool who can’t be trusted to run the country.
Former Sec. of State Clinton said:
Tonight, you’ll hear from candidates with very different visions of American leadership in the region and around the world. You’ll get a glimpse of a potential U.S. foreign policy that would insult our allies, not engage them, and embolden our adversaries, not defeat them. For the security of Israel and the world, we need America to remain a respected global leader committed to defending and advancing the international order — an America able to block efforts to isolate or attack Israel. The alternative is unthinkable.
Yes, we need steady hands, not a President who says he’s neutral on Monday, pro-Israel on Tuesday, and who-knows-what on Wednesday because everything’s negotiable. Well my friends, Israel’s security is non-negotiable.
I’ve sat in Israeli hospital rooms, holding the hands of men and women whose bodies and lives were torn apart by terrorist bombs. I’ve listened to doctors describe the shrapnel left in a leg, an arm, or even a head. That’s why I feel so strongly that America can’t ever be neutral when it comes to Israel’s security or survival. We can’t be neutral when rockets rain down on residential neighborhoods, when civilians are stabbed in the street, when suicide bombers target the innocent. Some things aren’t negotiable — and anyone who doesn’t understand that has no business being our President.
What former Sec. of State Clinton was referring to was Trump’s comment during his MSNBC Town Hall that he will be neutral towards Isreal:
Trump said, “Let me be sort of a neutral guy. It would be so great. I would be so proud if we could do that. I don’t know if it’s doable. I have friends of mine that are tremendous business people, who are really great negotiators, they say it’s not doable.”
Of course, Trump has changed his position on Israel on numerous occasions depending on personal whim and whatever suits him at the moment. Hillary Clinton made Donald Trump look like a fool by pointing out that foreign policy is not a business deal. Being President is nothing like running a business.
Some may disagree with Clinton on Israel, but unlike Trump, she has a deep understanding of the region and its challenges. The Democratic frontrunner also has a clear policy. One of Sec. Clinton’s likely general election themes was referenced in her remarks.
The Clinton campaign is going to (accurately) portray Donald Trump as someone who can’t be trusted to run the country. Hillary Clinton showed both why the Republican Party is desperate to stop Trump, and why the Republican frontrunner will be in way over his head if he is the nominee.
Clinton owned Trump, and billionaire could find out that standing on stage with the former Sec. of State is nothing like the collection of fatally flawed also-rans that he has steamrolled through during the Republican primary.