Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she is glad fellow Democratic Senator Sanders has agreed to do all he could to make sure Donald Trump is not the next President of the United States of America.
She welcomes, and will need, all the help she can get since a formidable force will be working to keep her out of the White House, as well.
Although Donald Trump has said he will go after Bernie Sanders’ supporters to join forces with his, Clinton maintains their defection is unlikely. As she discussed why not, she revealed areas she will use to differentiate herself and attack Trump.
She described Sanders supporters as passionate about climate change, which also has much support in the scientific community. But, Donald Trump doesn’t believe in it.
She said she and Sanders both believe in a higher minimum wage, whereas Trump doesn’t believe in a minimum wage and even says wages are too high in America
Clinton described Trump as demeaning to women and one who doesn’t believe in equal pay as an issue, which are both insulting to women
She labeled Trump as having reckless, loose, dangerous foreign policy views and said those views are “Quite concerning.”
Clinton said Trump, “Believes in pulling out of NATO and letting other countries have nuclear weapons which runs counter to seventy years of bipartisan national security policy.” She implies that having such ideas are nearly blasphemous and contrary to global progress.
She said she’s heard that Trump “has a secret plan to get rid of ISIS that he’s not going to tell anybody,” and implied that his withholding public disclosure of any plan is tantamount to not actually having one.
Clinton stated, “I don’t think loose talk about loose nukes, I don’t think turning our back on our strongest allies, I don’t think pretending you have some sort of secret plan is a very smart way to go forward in leading the world.”
Trump has said America should be more “unpredictable” and not telegraph any possible course of action to the enemy.
Clinton is confident she’ll win in the general election, should she run against Trump. She had received 12 million votes to his 10 million through the primaries at the time of the interview on CNN.
She thinks she’s the one to unify the country, not Trump. “I worry about the way he attacks all kinds of groups of people,” she said. “I want to be their spokesperson. I want to stand up for them.”
If she positions herself in that way, how might she perceived by voters – especially the large number of voters in the country who want a spokesperson?
Clinton contrasted her transparency with Trump’s. “I’ve laid out very specific plans. There’s nothing secret about what I want to do with the economy, with education, with health care, with foreign policy. I’ve laid it all out there. And he can’t, or he won’t. I can’t tell which.”
“So, we’re going to talk about what we want to do for the country. He can carry on with his insult-fest, but that’s the choice he’s making.”
She addressed how she might respond to Trump’s attacks and negative ‘branding’ of her. “He can say whatever he wants to say, and he will, of course. But I have a track record of helping people.”
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