Clinton blasts Trump for ‘bigotry’, promises steady leadership
Presenting her vision of inclusive growth for America that maintains its global leadership and military power, the Democratic presidential nominee warned voters that a man who could be baited with a tweet cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons. “He (Trump) loses his cool at the slightest provocation.When he’s gotten a tough question from a reporter. When he’s challenged in a debate.
When he sees a protester at a rally. Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons,” the 68-year-old former secretary of state told fellow Americans while accepting the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.
“Ask yourself: Does Donald Trump have the temperament to be Commander-in-Chief?” she asked. Clinton, in her nearly hour-long address, said the nation is facing a serious “moment of reckoning” from economic pain, violence and terror. “America is once again at a moment of reckoning. Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of trust and respect are fraying. And just as with our founders there are no guarantees. It’s truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we’re going to work together so we can all rise together,” she said.
Clinton said she would build an economy that gives jobs to everyone and not a few and a country where “love trumps hate”. That is the country, Clinton said, she is fighting for. “It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for president,” Clinton said as thousands of party delegates, leaders and supporters at the Wells Fargo Center erupted in cheers and applause.
The former first lady, senator and secretary of state set her sights on the White House and blasted Trump, portraying him as a small man, who got rich by stiffing workers, peddles fear and lacks the temperament to be commander-in-chief.
“Donald Trump says, and this is a quote, ‘I know more about ISIS than the generals do. No, Donald, you don’t,” Clinton said.