Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton asks Americans to think hard before electing Donald Trump, suggesting that his “dark and dangerous” views might split the country, leading to civil war or even nuclear war.
“He has a dark and divisive vision for America that could tear our country apart,” Clinton said to supporters in Cincinnati, Ohio on Halloween.
Clinton specifically referred to the Civil War, suggesting that the country faced a similar threat of divisiveness from Donald Trump.
“Abraham Lincoln understood a house divided against itself cannot stand, and that was over the greatest of challenges – the challenge posed by slavery – and we fought a civil war,” she said.
She warned voters that it was time for the country to take the divisions in the country seriously.
“But we also have to take stock of how divided we are today, the kinds of divisions that need to be healed to bring people together,” Clinton added.
Clinton argued that she would be the candidate who could bring people together because of her pluralistic vision for America.
“Instead of dark and divisive, it’s hopeful and inclusive. It’s big-hearted, not small-minded. It is about lifting people up, not putting them down,” she said. “It’s a vision that says, and I believe this with all my heart, we are stronger together.”
Clinton warned that Trump could bring the nation to war because of his unstable character.
“Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis,” she told her supporters. “Imagine him plunging us into a war because somebody got under his very thin skin.”
During an earlier rally in Kent, Ohio, she argued that Donald Trump, was unfit to hold the nuclear codes and could start a nuclear war.
“I know there are some who will say that any discussion of this topic could be fear-mongering, but I don’t think so,” she said.
Clinton warned that it would only take a few minutes of instability from Trump launching the United States into a full scale nuclear war.
“When the President gives the order, that’s it,” she said. “There’s no veto for Congress, no veto by the Joint Chiefs. The officers in the silos have no choice but to fire. And that can take as little as four minutes.”