Hillary Clinton gave a counterterrorism address that in a single moment devastated Donald Trump and revealed what Republicans fear most. Clinton made Trump look like a political amateur who is in way over his head.
During her remarks at Stanford University, former Sec. of State Clinton said:
We can’t let fear stop us from doing what’s necessary to keep us safe. Nor can we let it push us into reckless actions that end up making us less safe. For example, it would be a serious mistake to stumble into another costly ground war in the Middle East. If we’ve learned anything from Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that people in nations have to secure their own communities. We can, and I argue must support them, but we can’t substitute for them.
It would also be a serious mistake to begin carpet bombing populated areas into oblivion. Proposing that doesn’t make you sound tough. It makes you sound like you are in over your head. Slogans aren’t a strategy. Loose cannons often misfire. What America needs is strong, smart, steady leadership to wage and win this struggle. To do that we need to strengthen America’s alliances in Europe, Asia, and around the world.
Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have both campaigned on carpet bombing and bombing populated areas. Trump has suggested that the United States torture suspects, and kill the families of suspected terrorists. Later in her speech, Clinton outlined how NATO has been a great investment for the United States. Clinton suggested that Trump was interested in turning our alliances into a protection racket. She said, “Putin already hopes to divide Europe. If Mr. Trump gets his way, it will be like Christmas in Kremlin. It will make America less safe and the world more dangerous.”
Hillary Clinton is arguing that electing Donald Trump and to a lesser degree any of the Republican presidential candidates will make the country less safe. Clinton is zeroing in on Trump, and her counterterrorism address also showcased the difference between the two parties.
Former Sec. Clinton has Donald Trump nailed. The Republican frontrunner’s tough talk hides the fact that he is in way over his head. Trump has no policies, and his tough talk will do the exact opposite of keeping America safe.
Clinton’s speech and direct takedown of Trump was a huge moment in the campaign. Hillary Clinton demonstrated how easily she can take apart Trump. Republicans are already terrified that Clinton will destroy Trump, and the former Sec. of State’s address at Stanford demonstrated that she is not only the most knowledgeable candidate but that she is a formidable political force that has the potential to completely dominate the overmatched political novice.