Trump’s Posturing Opens Space for Clinton to Soften Her Foreign Policy Image

Trump’s Posturing Opens Space for Clinton to Soften Her Foreign Policy Image
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives an speech on national security, San Diego, Calif, June 2, 2016 (AP photo by John Locher).

Last week, Hillary Clinton delivered perhaps the best political speech of her life. Over the span of nearly 40 minutes in San Diego, California, before a partisan crowd, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination proceeded to take her GOP counterpart, Donald Trump, to the proverbial woodshed.

“Incoherent,” “bizarre,” “unprepared,” “temperamentally unfit,” and “thin-skinned” were just some of the words she used to describe him. She mocked his lack of foreign policy knowledge, highlighted his bigotry and misogyny, and suggested he is psychologically unstable and too “dangerous” to be allowed anywhere near the Oval Office.

It was a rhetorical evisceration from beginning to end, and one that likely will provide a guidepost for the attacks against Trump that are surely to come over the next several months.

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