While Donald Trump urged Americans to hide in fear, Hillary Clinton vowed that the ISIS attacks in Belgium will make democracy stronger in the world.
Former Sec. of State Clinton said in a statement, “Terrorists have once again struck at the heart of Europe, but their campaign of hate and fear will not succeed. The people of Brussels, of Europe, and of the world will not be intimidated by these vicious killers. Today Americans stand in solidarity with our European allies. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and wounded, and all the people of Belgium. These terrorists seek to undermine the democratic values that are the foundation of our alliance and our way of life, but they will never succeed. Today’s attacks will only strengthen our resolve to stand together as allies and defeat terrorism and radical jihadism around the world.”
If the attacks in Brussels become an issue in the US presidential campaign, they will highlight the difference in temperament and leadership between the two frontrunners.
In contrast to Clinton’s very presidential statement, Trump used the terror attacks to fearmonger about the Southern border:
Trump said, “We have to be very careful in the United States. We have to be very very vigilant about who we allow into this country. Trump later added, “I would close up our borders to people until we figure out what is going on.”
Hillary Clinton discussed working with America’s allies to defeat terrorism while Donald Trump wants to hide in fear and close the nation’s borders. Donald Trump doesn’t have a real policy to keep America safe. Hillary Clinton led, and Donald Trump told America to hide.
Clinton was correct. ISIS won’t be defeated by closing borders and building walls. It is going to take an international effort to defeat radicalized terrorists. Donald Trump wants to keep America in fear while Hillary Clinton is standing up for democratic values while vowing to work with the global community to make the world a safer place.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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