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Clinton says Trump "quick to anger"

Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 01:19

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticizes Republican rival Donald Trump as being ''thin-skinned and quick to anger'' and asks the American people to imagine Trump in the Situation Room making ''life or death decisions'' like the raid on Osama Bin Laden's hideout. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lambasted Donald Trump's foreign policy platform as "dangerously incoherent" in a speech on Thursday (June 2) that cast her Republican rival as both a dangerous and laughable figure. She recounted being in the Situation Room when President Barack Obama made the decision to go ahead with the Bin Laden operation. Then she asked her audience to consider Donald Trump being there instead. "Now imagine Donald Trump sitting in the Situation Room making life or death decisions on behalf of the United States. Imagine him deciding whether to send your spouses or children into battle," said Clinton. "Imagine if he had not just his Twitter account at his disposal when he's angry but America's entire arsenal. Do we want him making those calls? Someone thin-skinned and quick to anger who lashes out at the smallest criticism," Clinton asked. Clinton, the front-runner in the race to become the Democratic presidential nominee, delivered her speech as she seeks to shift her attention to the Nov. 8 election against likely rival Trump and away from Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, who is continuing his longshot bid for the nomination. Trump, the Republicans' presumptive nominee, has said he would sit down with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program and has criticized the decades-old NATO alliance with mainly European nations as obsolete and too costly for the United States. Clinton derided these and other positions, promising she would do a better job keeping the United States safe and standing in front of a backdrop of 19 large U.S. flags, an unusual abundance even by the standards of presidential campaign events.

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Clinton says Trump "quick to anger"

Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 01:19