Hillary Clinton made short work of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz after she was asked a foreign policy question on CNN.
Transcript via CNN State Of The Union:
TAPPER: As a former secretary of state, I really am interested in your views on the foreign policy issue that has emerged on the Republican side that I’m sure you have opinions about.
Donald Trump was asked this week about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and he said — quote — “Let me be sort of a neutral guy. I don’t want to say whose fault it is. I don’t think it helps.”
Now, Senator Ted Cruz, on the other hand, said — quote — “I have no intention of being neutral.” He would be standing by Israel.
You’re a former secretary of state. What do you think about those answers? Where would you be?
CLINTON: Well, I think both of them missed the mark.
First of all, Israel is our partner, our ally. We have longstanding and important ties with Israelis going back to the formation of the state of Israel. I will defend and do everything I can to support Israel, particularly as the neighborhood around it seems to become more dangerous and difficult.
I also believe the Palestinians deserve to have a state of their own. That’s why I support a two-state solution. That’s what I have worked on. That’s what I tried to move forward when I was secretary, and holding three very intense conversations between the prime minister of Israel and the president of the Palestinian Authority.
Those are not mutually exclusive. I happen to think that moving toward a two-state solution, trying to provide more support for the aspirations of the Palestinian people is in the long-term best interests of Israel, as well as the region, and, of course, the people themselves.
So, I don’t think either of the answers you just relayed to me really grapple with the challenges that we have to continue to work to overcome.
Clinton’s answer demonstrated why Republicans are going to get destroyed if they try to debate her on foreign policy. None of the remaining Republican presidential candidates have the level of knowledge and gravitas to match Hillary Clinton on foreign policy.
Former Sec. of State Clinton took out Trump and Cruz with ease, and Republicans are delusional if they believe that Marco Rubio will fare any better against her. The reason Republicans have been so persistent with their email and Benghazi scandals is that they know that Clinton would wipe the floor with them on foreign policy, so they are trying to discredit her biggest strength.
If Donald Trump or Ted Cruz wins the Republican nomination, things will get ugly in a hurry because Clinton didn’t even break a sweat while disposing of the Republican front-runner on CNN.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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