Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued that “What Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and others are suggesting is not only wrong, it’s dangerous” and the US doesn’t “build walls” in the face of terror during a speech in Seattle, WA on Tuesday.
Hillary said, “Now, what we saw happen today in Brussels, the horrible terrorist attack, reminds us of how high the stakes are. We live in a complex and dangerous world, and we need a commander-in-chief who can provide leadership that is strong, smart, and above all, steady, in taking on these threats.”
She continued, “The last thing we need, my friends, are leaders who incite more fear. In the face of terror, America doesn’t panic. We don’t build walls, or turn our backs on our allies. We can’t throw out everything we know about what works and what doesn’t, and start torturing people. What Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and others are suggesting, is not only wrong, it’s dangerous. It will not keep us safe. This is a time for America to lead, not cower, and we will lead, and we will lead defeat terrorists who threaten us, and our friends and allies.”
Hillary further stated, “We will take the fight to ISIS, from the air, on the ground with local forces, and online, where they recruit and propagandize. We have to dismantle the global terror pipeline, stop the flow of fighters, weapons, and money, and strengthen our defenses here at home, and we need to work closely with our allies, because that cooperation will help make our own country safe. That is what I will do as president, so this is yet another reason why this election really matters.”
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