Trump 'temperamentally unfit' to become President: Clinton

Published: 03rd June 2016 03:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd June 2016 03:19 PM   |  A+A-


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton |AP


LOS ANGELES: In a scathing attack on Donald Trump, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has said her Republican rival is "temperamentally unfit" to become President and his foreign policy ideas are "dangerously incoherent".

"Like many across our country and around the world, I believe the person the Republicans have nominated for President cannot do the job. Donald Trump's ideas aren't just different -- they are dangerously incoherent," Clinton said in San Diego, California.

"They're not even really ideas -- just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies," the 68-year-old former secretary of state said yesterday.

During the speech, which was being billed as a major foreign policy and national security address, Clinton minced no words in going after the 69-year-old presumptive Republican presidential nominee on various issues -- from his past statements on international affairs to his temperament for the job.

"He is not just unprepared –- he is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility. This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes -- because it's not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin," Clinton said.

"We cannot put the security of our children and grandchildren in Donald Trump's hands. We cannot let him roll the dice with America. This is a man who said that more countries should have nuclear weapons, including Saudi Arabia," she said.

Clinton stated that Trump was someone who threatened to abandon US' allies in NATO -- the countries that work with the US to root out terrorists abroad before they strike us at home.

She also took a dig at Trump's past business dealings as well.

"He believes we can treat the US economy like one of his casinos and default on our debts to the rest of the world, which would cause an economic catastrophe far worse than anything we experienced in 2008," she said.

Referring to some of Trump's recent foreign policy remarks, Clinton said the billionaire does not deserve to be the President of the United States.

"Unlike him, I have some experience with the tough calls and the hard work of statecraft. I wrestled with the Chinese over a climate deal in Copenhagen, brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, negotiated the reduction of nuclear weapons with Russia, twisted arms to bring the world together in global sanctions against Iran, and stood up for the rights of women, religious minorities and LGBT people around the world," Clinton claimed.

"And I have sat in the Situation Room and advised the President on some of the toughest choices he faced. So I'm not new to this work. And I'm proud to run on my record, because I think the choice before the American people in this election is clear," she said.

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