Clinton backs Israel, blasts Trump in San Diego

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday gave a speech in San Diego in which she reiterated her support for Israel.

“Israel’s security is non-negotiable. They are our closest ally in the region and we have a moral obligation to defend them,” she said.

In the speech, the former Secretary of State also blasted her Republican rival Donald Trump and especially his foreign policy platform, which she described as "dangerously incoherent".

"Donald Trump's ideas are not just different, they are dangerously incoherent," she said, according to Reuters. "They're not even really ideas, just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies."

Clinton, the frontrunner in the race to become the Democratic presidential nominee, delivered her speech as she seeks to shift her attention to the November 8 election against likely rival Trump and away from Bernie Sanders.

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.

"He says he has foreign policy experience because he ran the Miss Universe pageant in Russia," she said to loud laughter.

She also defended the nuclear accord reached between Iran and world powers, and which Trump has vowed to renegotiate if re-elected, an idea Iran has rejected.

Clinton challenged Trump to answer how he would deal with Iran in the absence of a nuclear deal and mocked the billionaire’s argument that his experience negotiating business deals would have allowed him to strike a better deal with Iran.

Clinton said that while that might work in negotiating a golf course deal, “it doesn’t work like that in world affairs.”

“This isn’t reality television — this is actual reality,” she said of Trump’s proposal.

At a rally Wednesday night in Sacramento, California, Trump said he had seen a copy of Clinton's speech and "it was such lies about my foreign policy."

“She broke federal law by putting her emails on a secret private server, that foreign countries could easily get to and hack,” Trump said in a criticism of Clinton’s private email saga.

“She’s one of the worst secretaries of state in the history of our country. Now she wants to be our president. Look, I’ll be honest. She has no natural talents to be president. This is not a president,” he added.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/213194

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