Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Hillary Clinton obliquely criticized Donald Trump’s surprise foray into foreign affairs on Wednesday, saying in a speech to the American Legion in Ohio that building alliances and coalitions takes more than a “photo op.”Watch the full speech above.
Clinton said she believes in American exceptionalism, unlike her rival, and that America’s unique economic and military might gives the nation a special responsibility to lead in the world. Chief among the country’s responsibilities is to honor commitments made to allies, she argued, referencing the coalition that is currently fighting ISIS.
“It’s more than a photo op, it takes consistency and reliability,” Clinton said of forming alliances. “Actually it’s just like building personal relationships. People have to get to know that they can count on you—that you wont’ say one thing one day and something totally different the next.”
This was an apparent reference to Trump’s hastily arranged trip to Mexico on Wednesday. The Republican nominee had only announced the visit the night before. He is set to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto ahead of a Wednesday night speech in Phoenix, Ariz., clarifying his immigration policy.
Clinton also appeared to reference Trump’s years of trash-talking Mexico and its government, which he has accused of intentionally sending criminals over the U.S. border.
“And it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in our neighbors for a few hours and then flying home again. That is not how it works,” she said.
I'm sorry, Mexico. You deserve better than a visit from this guy.
"From the first days of his campaign, Donald Trump has painted Mexicans as 'rapists' and criminals." pic.twitter.com/kwu8TJynrM— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 31, 2016
Reminder: Trump literally said Mexico is "not our friend, believe me" during presidential announcement last June: pic.twitter.com/e0QmM36HPM— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 31, 2016
Reaction in Mexico to Trump visit can be summed up in one word: anger. (1/2)— David Luhnow (@davidluhnow) August 31, 2016
Many here feel - rightly or wrongly - that their enemy, who is down in polls, has been thrown a lifeline - by their own president (2/2)— David Luhnow (@davidluhnow) August 31, 2016
Sources tell @mitchellreports: Trump aides were told by the U.S. Embassy this trip be difficult to arrange so quickly and advised against it— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) August 31, 2016
Trump is setting a distressing precedent today. He's traveling to Mexico. His traveling press has not been invited along. We're in Phoenix.— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) August 31, 2016
Former Pres. Vincente Fox on @realDonaldTrump: "He is not welcome to Mexico." pic.twitter.com/htMqkt7Rqn— Correct The Record (@CorrectRecord) August 31, 2016
Former Mexican president: "I apologize for our president" for inviting Trump to Mexico https://t.co/k0oALklhTj https://t.co/mSXXmiVyeO— CNN (@CNN) August 31, 2016
This is a bizarre and desperate move which I don't see going well for Donald. He has little to gain and a lot to lose. Stay tuned.
Why is Teleprompter Trump going to Mexico? They hate him even more than Americans do. Desperate move from LOSING candidate! #TweetLikeTrump— Hillary HQ (@Hillary_HQ) August 31, 2016
For something far more uplifting, check out the live stream of Hillary Clinton's speech to the American Legion convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. We'll have the full video at Hillary HQ later today.