Washington, June 3: Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton launched a searing attack on Donald Trump, saying his foreign policy ideas were "reckless and irresponsible" and terming him "unfit" to become President.
"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. "They're not even really ideas just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies," Clinton said yesterday in San Diego, California.
During the speech, which was being billed as a major foreign policy and national security address, Clinton minced no words in going after the presumptive Republican 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," she said.
"We cannot put the security of our children and grandchildren in Donald Trump's hands," she said. "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."
"This is someone who has threatened to abandon our allies in NATO the countries that work with us to root out terrorists abroad before they strike us at home," Clinton said.
She 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.