1. Donald Trump is totally unfit and unqualified to be US president: Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump is totally unfit and unqualified to be US president: Hillary Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is unfit and unqualified to be the president of the US, his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has said as she criticised his various policies.

By: | Washington | Published: September 7, 2016 12:05 PM
At a voter registration rally in Tampa, Clinton also criticised Trump’s lack of policy proposals other than trillions in tax cuts to big corporations, millionaires and Wall Street money managers. (Source: Reuters)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is unfit and unqualified to be the president of the US, his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has said as she criticised his various policies.

“He (Trump) is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be president of the US,” Clinton said at an election rally in Tampa where she unveiled a list of allegation against the Republican leader to buttress her point.

At a voter registration rally in Tampa, Clinton also criticised Trump’s lack of policy proposals other than trillions in tax cuts to big corporations, millionaires and Wall Street money managers.

Highlighting the alleged dangerous vision for America of Trump, she said that his divisive policies would endanger the US at home and abroad.

Trump has no plan to combat ISIS and has frequently insulted US military, she said.

“His whole campaign has been one long insult to all those who have worn the uniform to protect our most cherished American values. And a man who is so wrong about our veterans isn’t right to serve as our commander-in-chief,” she said.

“As president, I have a very different vision. I will give our military everything they need when they’re serving overseas. I will support them with care and the benefits that they need and deserve when they come back home, including job training and mental health care. I will work closely with our allies, not just to contain ISIS, but defeat them,” Clinton said.

Clinton said her blueprint is building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.

“We’re going to make the biggest investment in new jobs since World War II. Infrastructure jobs like those here at the port. Our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our ports, our airports, they need work and there are millions of jobs to be done,” she said.

“And in addition to what you can see, what about our water systems, our sewer systems? We need a new modern electric grid to be able to take in clean, renewable energy that can then move us toward that future we seek,” she added.

Islamic State (ISIS), she said, needs to be defeated.

“When it comes to fighting ISIS, he has been all over the map. You would have to literally map it out. He’s talked about letting Syria become a free zone for ISIS. Look at the map, Donald. He’s talked about sending in American ground troops. Not on my watch,” she said.

“That is not what we are going to do. He’s even talked about using nuclear weapons. He’s very loose in his talk about nukes. He says he doesn’t care if other countries get them. He doesn’t know why they haven’t been used already,” Clinton said.

“I mean, it’s so mind-boggling. When I hear these things, I say, that can’t be true. And then they replay it for me again. He says he has a secret plan to defeat ISIS. But the secret is, he has no plan,” she said.

“After all his talk, the only thing that is clear is he has no clue about what he’s talking about. And rather than work with our allies, he chooses to insult them. Just last week in a few hours, he managed to turn his trip to Mexico into an embarrassing international incident. He got into a Twitter war with the President of Mexico,” Clinton said,

“He is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be president of the US,” she said.

Clinton said as president, she has a very different vision.

“I will give our military everything they need when they’re serving overseas. I will support them with care and the benefits that they need and deserve when they come back home, including job training and mental health care. I will work closely with our allies, not just to contain ISIS, but defeat them. First, we’re going to take out their stronghold in Iraq and Syria,” she said.

“Second, we’re going to dismantle their global terror infrastructure on the ground and online,” she added.

“Third, we’re going to bolster our defenses, including with an intelligence surge, to protect us and our allies. We will do whatever is necessary for as long as it takes to bring ISIS to justice and end their reign of terror for once and for all. And I will tell you this. I am a very patient person. I don’t quit. I don’t give up. I don’t blink,” she said.

Under the leadership of Trump, the US would be unrecognisable to the rest of the world and would be far less safe, Senator Tim Kaine, the vice presidential candidate of the Democratic party alleged.

“Trump has offered empty promises and divisive rhetoric. Under his leadership, we would be unrecognisable to the rest of the world. And we would be far less safe,” Kaine said in a major foreign policy speech in North Carolina on Tuesday.

Over the course of this presidential campaign, Clinton has laid out her core belief that the United States is an exemplary nation.

“On the other hand, we have divisive and dangerous rhetoric of an untested candidate, Donald Trump,” Kaine said.

“He has a bizarre fascination with strongmen and authoritarian leaders in countries that are no allies of the United States, and with respect to our allies, he would toss alliances aside, and says he wants to – quote – ‘take everything back from the world that we’ve given to them’,” Kaine said.

Kaine said on the other hand, Clinton understands that the American security depends on finding ways to address a rising tide of extremism across this wide arc of instability.

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