The contrast between Hillary’s presidential preparedness and Donald’s lack thereof is perhaps most salient on foreign policy and national security. At a time when the Trump University scam is coming to light in all its ugly details, Hillary steps up with a foreign policy address that displays her unparalleled knowledge and takes Trump to task in the sharpest of terms.
Contrast Hillary’s exceptional foreign policy qualifications with Donald, who Chris Matthews called a “hothead” who “flies off the handle” and “will disturb people in the voting booth.”
There’s a consensus that Donald is clueless on foreign policy (among many other issues). Here’s Politico on his April speech:
Across the ideological spectrum, and even among natural allies, Trump’s speech received a failing grade for coherence and drew snickering and scorn from foreign policy insiders who remain unconvinced that Trump is up to the job.
From Media Matters:
The New York Times reported on March 26 that Donald Trump said in an interview with the Times that as president, “he might halt purchases of oil from Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies,” he “would be open to allowing Japan and South Korea to build their own nuclear arsenals” and he would be willing to renegotiate “many fundamental treaties with American allies.” The Times’ David Sanger and Maggie Haberman wrote that Trump’s positions “reflect little consideration for potential consequences.”
The Daily News:
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates ripped Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech, saying the bombastic billionaire doesn’t understand how to negotiate with foreign powers. “Based on the speech, you’d have somebody who doesn’t understand the difference between a business negotiation and a negotiation with sovereign powers,” Gates said on ABC’s “This Week.” “He doesn’t understand that there’s a give-and-take in international relations that is different than in the business community.”
In San Diego, Hillary just delivered a powerful speech, calling out Donald in stark terms:
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. 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. We cannot put the security of our children and grandchildren in Donald Trump’s hands. We cannot let him roll the dice with America.
Donald thought the GOP primary process was a cakewalk and that the general election would be the same: throw around a few Twitter insults and his opponent will fold.
Instead, he’s facing future Commander-in-Chief Hillary Clinton and quickly learning this is a WHOLE different arena. He’s clearly not prepared for it.