In Big Speech, Clinton to Call Trump a Danger to the World

'As full-throated and full-bodied a case as you will have seen'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2016 9:03 AM CDT
In Big Speech, Clinton to Call Trump a Danger to the World
Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/John Locher)

Hillary Clinton may not have locked down the Democratic nomination just yet, but she will use what aides are billing as a major speech on Thursday to go after Donald Trump, not Bernie Sanders. The speech in San Diego, less than a week before the California primary, will be all about foreign policy—and why she thinks Trump as president would make the world a far more dangerous place, reports NBC News. Specifically, she'll hit him on topics including his support for Japan, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea acquiring nukes; his disdain of NATO; his advocacy of torture against suspected terrorists, along with going after their families; and his support of a ban on Muslims coming to the US, reports the New York Times. Though Clinton has hit upon this same theme on the campaign trail, this will be her first big foreign policy speech since Trump became the presumptive nominee.

She "will go into specifics in a very direct and clear way about what makes Donald Trump unfit, both in terms of temperament and ideas," says adviser Jake Sullivan, per the AP. "This is as full-throated and full-bodied a case as you will have seen from anyone on the danger that Donald Trump poses." Clinton will stress her own experience as secretary of state and as a senator, though that gives Trump some ammo of his own. On Wednesday, Trump criticized her support of the Iraq war and her judgment in Libya, notes the Times. “Bernie Sanders said it and I’m going to use it all over the place because it’s true,” he said. “She is a woman who is ill-suited to be president because she has bad judgment.” Clinton's speech is scheduled for 11:30am Pacific time. (More Hillary Clinton 2016 stories.)

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