What they are saying about Hillary Clinton's takedown of Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton delivered an aggressive address Thursday, painting presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump as unqualified, dangerous  and a threat to national security.

In the speech delivered in California, Clinton said Trump is "temperamentally unfit" to be president and that his foreign policy proposals are "dangerously incoherent." It was her first major foreign policy speech since Trump became her likely opponent in the fall general election.

Here’s what people are saying about Clinton’s speech.

"Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton did not mince words while attacking the presumptive Republican presidential nominee during a speech Thursday in San Diego that painted Donald Trump as an unqualified candidate with “dangerously incoherent” ideas that include “outright lies.” Clinton described the choice between herself and Trump as one between a “strong, confident America that leads” and a “fearful America.” She underscored her experience as secretary of state and said she would keep American security at the “heart” of her campaign."

Clinton had a lot of material to get through

Huffington Post  

"Clinton made the case that a Trump administration would pursue a risky and unpredictable foreign policy agenda, one that would threaten the United States’ relationships with its allies. … Clinton had a lot of material to get through. She recited some of Trump’s past statements on foreign policy, provoking laughter from the audience when she noted that he said he understands Russia because he held the Miss Universe pageant there. She also mentioned his past support for increased nuclear proliferation, taking out the families of terrorists and defaulting on the national debt, and mocked his remark that his primary consultant on foreign policy issues is himself, because he has a “very good brain.” "

A historic mistake

The Associated Press

"Hillary Clinton says electing Donald Trump president would be a "historic mistake" for the United States. The likely Democratic nominee for president is casting Trump as thin-skinned, irrational and unprepared to be commander in chief. She says his vision for America is "all wrong." She is urging voters to remember that the U.S. is a "big-hearted, fair-minded country." "

Drawing a stark contrast

The Washington Post

"Hillary Clinton presented a stark contrast Thursday between what she said are her own extensive qualifications to command American foreign policy and Donald Trump’s reckless ignorance about national security. In an afternoon speech here in which she described Trump’s ideas as “dangerously incoherent,” Clinton offered a sharply worded preview of a general election argument that will frame her as a well-prepared commander in chief and Trump as unfit."

Blistering criticism of Trump


"Hillary Clinton unleashed blistering criticism of Donald Trump Thursday in a fiery foreign policy address that cast the presumptive Republican nominee as an unstable lightweight "temperamentally unfit" to be president. "Donald Trump's ideas aren't just different -- they are dangerously incoherent," Clinton said. "They're not even really ideas -- just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies." "

‘A series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies.”


"Flanked by 17 American flags, Hillary Clinton delivered her first national security speech since Donald Trump because the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, directly going after the controversial candidate for his unconstitutional and unconventional foreign policy proposals and rhetoric. Speaking  in San Diego, California on Thursday, Clinton painted the businessman-turned-reality TV star as “temperamentally unfit” for the job of commander-in-chief, calling his campaign nothing but “a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies.” "