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Speaking at the Prado at Balboa Park in San Diego to a very enthusiastic audience that clearly was largely military, Hillary made her case for why she, and not Donald Trump should be the next commander-in-chief.

TRANSCRIPT: Hillary Clinton Delivers Major National Security Address

In a major speech on Thursday, June 2, Hillary Clinton painted a clear picture for the American people of the choice they will face this November — a choice between steady, principled American leadership, and a dangerously uncertain future governed by an unprepared, misguided and temperamentally unfit commander-in-chief.

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Hillary argued for a smart and principled foreign policy. She framed the contest as between  a fearful America v. a strong confident America. She set goals:  defeat ISIS,  strengthen America, and make sure Iran does not get a nuclear weapon.

Trump isn’t just incoherent; he’s dangerous. He’s not just unprepared; he’s temperamentally unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.

We cannot put the security of our children and grandchildren in Donald Trump’s hands. We cannot let him roll the dice with America.

We’re not a country that cowers behind walls. We lead with purpose, and we prevail.

Hillary characterized Trump’s remarks as rants and outright lies.  She argued for strength at home making us strong in the world and explained how our alliances work to keep us strong.

America’s network of allies is part of what makes us exceptional. And our allies deliver for us every day.

Hillary said, ” We’re lucky to have two friendly nations on our land borders. Why make one of them an enemy?” She recommended that we embrace all the tools, especially diplomacy and development.

She said we should be firm but wise with our rivals, stand our ground when we must, and find common ground when we can.

She talked about Trump’s bizarre fascination with dictators and strong men.

The tools Donald Trump brings to the table—bragging, mocking, composing nasty tweets—won’t do the trick.

Hillary Clinton Retweeted Donald J. Trump

Imagine if he had not just his Twitter account at his disposal when he’s angry, but America’s entire arsenal.

Bad performance by Crooked Hillary Clinton! Reading poorly from the telepromter! She doesn’t even look presidential!

Hillary said we must stay true to our values.

“Americans work harder, dreamer bigger, and we never stop trying to make the world a better place.”

Speaking of the temperament it takes to be commander-in-chief, she called Trump thin-skinned and quick to anger.

Electing him, she said, would be a historic mistake that would undo decades of work and fuel an ugly narrative about who we are. She said,  “Donald Trump’s got America all wrong.”

Don’t let anyone tell you that America isn’t great. Donald Trump’s got America all wrong.

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Hillary was organized, succinct, instructive, and forceful.  She planted her arguments in the middle of Main Street and centered them on families.  The audience was right with her throughout.  She was serious, candid, and funny and she looked … well, she looked and sounded presidential!


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I have always said we would carry her into the Oval Office in TR’s chair.   Here is why, in her own succinct words.

Hillary Clinton opinion for Mercury News: A plan to preserve America’s ‘best idea’

By Hillary Clinton, Special to The Mercury News

Posted:   06/01/2016 

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Hillary Clinton (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

More than a century ago, John Muir immersed himself in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains. In the journals he kept on his travels, Muir observed that “Most people are on the world, not in it.” He worried humanity had lost touch with our place in nature, and he hoped to inspire us to find it.

In the years that followed, his message began to break through. Leaders of American industry and society came to agree that public lands and waterways had to be held in sacred trust. Muir even went camping with President Teddy Roosevelt in the Yosemite Valley, who then set off a golden age of conservation.

This year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of our National Parks. Unfortunately, America’s natural wonders are facing a range of threats today, from climate-fueled drought to fiercer wildfire seasons to declining wildlife populations. Meanwhile, special interest groups are waging a constant campaign to privatize our nation’s public lands.

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A week before the high-stakes primaries in California and New Jersey, Hillary Clinton has earned some noteworthy endorsements.

In early January, Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Dr. Judy Chu (D-California), launched an outreach to Americans of Asian and Pacific Island ancestry.  Today, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), with Dr. Chu at the helm, will be endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.

Asian Congressional PAC Led by Californians Backs Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s official presidential campaign announcement photo.Led by two California lawmakers, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus‘ political action committee will formally endorse Hillary Clinton for President next week.

Reps. Judy Chu, who represents the Pasadena area, and Doris Matsui, whose district encompasses metropolitan Sacramento, are scheduled to make the announcement Tuesday morning in San Gabriel.

In attendance will be Asian and Pacific Islander elected officials from throughout California who are endorsing Clinton. Earlier this year, all of California’s Congressional representatives of Asian descent announced they are supporting her.

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In an open letter on his website to California Democrats and Independents today, Governor Jerry Brown also endorsed Hillary.

An Open Letter to California Democrats and Independents

On Tuesday, June 7, I have decided to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton because I believe this is the only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump.

I have closely watched the primaries and am deeply impressed with how well Bernie Sanders has done. He has driven home the message that the top one percent has unfairly captured way too much of America’s wealth, leaving the majority of people far behind. In 1992, I attempted a similar campaign.

For her part, Hillary Clinton has convincingly made the case that she knows how to get things done and has the tenacity and skill to advance the Democratic agenda. Voters have responded by giving her approximately 3 million more votes – and hundreds more delegates – than Sanders. If Clinton were to win only 10 percent of the remaining delegates – wildly improbable – she would still exceed the number needed for the nomination. In other words, Clinton’s lead is insurmountable and Democrats have shown – by millions of votes – that they want her as their nominee.


The stakes couldn’t be higher. Our country faces an existential threat from climate change and the spread of nuclear weapons. A new cold war is on the horizon. This is no time for Democrats to keep fighting each other. The general election has already begun. Hillary Clinton, with her long experience, especially as Secretary of State, has a firm grasp of the issues and will be prepared to lead our country on day one.

Next January, I want to be sure that it is Hillary Clinton who takes the oath of office, not Donald Trump

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The National Resources Defense Council, (NRDC), which has never endorsed a presidential candidate, has also endorsed Hillary.  Both New Jersey and California have beautiful coastlines threatened by potentially catastrophic climate change. This first-ever endorsement should have an impact across the nation because we are all at risk in a variety of ways, and as Hillary says in her statement, “…there is no Planet B.”

NRDC Action Fund

By Rhea Suh, President, NRDC Action Fund

In 160 days, voters will face a choice between two major party nominees in the 2016 U.S. presidential contest: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Only one of those candidates wants to build a future powered by a clean energy economy. Only one of those candidates will make America a leader in the global fight against climate change. And only one of those candidates will work to ensure that every child and every family in America has clean water to drink, clean air to breathe, and a safe and healthy place to live.

That candidate is Hillary Clinton, and that’s why — for the first time — the NRDC Action Fund is stepping up now to endorse Secretary Clinton for President of the United States.

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Hillary Clinton Statement on the Endorsement of the NRDC Action Fund

Today, following the endorsement of the NRDC Action Fund–the first time in their history they have endorsed a Presidential candidate–Hillary Clinton issued the following statement:

“I am honored to have earned the first-ever presidential endorsement of the NRDC Action Fund.

“Climate change is real, it is being driven by human activity, and it is happening right now. We can’t wait for climate deniers and defeatists to get on board–we need to take immediate action to build on the progress President Obama has made in fighting this unprecedented global threat. We need to use every tool we have to make America the clean energy superpower of the 21st century and to make sure no one is left out or left behind in the clean energy economy, from communities struggling with the legacy of environmental racism to the coalfield communities that kept America’s lights on for generations.

“That’s why I have a comprehensive plan to combat climate change with bold, national goals to expand clean energy, boost energy efficiency, and slash oil consumption. I will fight alongside the NRDC Action Fund for environmental and climate justice and invest in building a bright future for coalfield communities. And together, we can get half of our electricity from clean sources within 10 years, create millions of good-paying jobs, protect our communities from the dangerous climate impacts that we’re already seeing, and ensure America is leading the world in the fight against climate change.

“The stakes for our children’s health and the future of our planet have never been higher. The presumptive Republican nominee has called climate change a Chinese hoax and called for scrapping the landmark Paris climate agreement. He has pledged to open up millions of acres of pristine public lands and waters to fossil fuel production at a time when America’s public lands are under unprecedented pressures. We need to be accelerating the transition to a clean energy future, not letting a climate denier doom our children to a future beyond their capacity to repair.

“It has never been more critical that we come together to face the shared challenge of climate change–because there is no Planet B.”



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Hillary Clinton knows the cost of Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.  She has plans of her own for what we could do with that amount of money.



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It was a pre-primary rally at San Jose’s Parkside Hall where California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom introduced Hillary. But Hillary made it very clear that she knows who her opponent is and went right to work on Donald Trump who clinched the GOP nomination today.  She cannot wait to debate him and went straight into the issues and all the plans she has. Hillary went after Trump on both domestic and foreign policy issues.  She was passionate, fierce, informed, and armed to the teeth with facts.  Hillary Clinton is ready for Donald Trump!  (Side note:  Trump said today that he wants to debate Bernie Sanders.  Can’t blame him.  Hillary is gonna eat his lunch.)

May 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton Campaign Event in San Jose, California Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to supporters at a campaign event in San Jose, California.

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In Detroit today, Hillary Clinton addressed the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 2016 International Convention at the Cobo Center.

“You are often unsung heroes. And I want you to know this: Your fights are my fights.” —Hillary to members in Detroit

The labor movement pioneered the basic bargain that made America great: If you work hard and do your part, you should be able to get ahead.

Donald Trump thinks Americans are being paid too much and has hired union-busting firms to break up organizing campaigns on his properties.

“If fighting for equal pay, paid family leave, and affordable child care is playing the ‘woman card,’ then deal me in” —Hillary to the

“The only thing standing between Donald Trump and the Oval Office is all of us.” —Hillary

“The lesson of our history, through good times and hard times, is that we’re stronger together.” —Hillary

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The Trayvon Martin Foundation sponsored the Circle of Mothers conference in Fort Lauderdale tonight.  Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker.

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When two incomes are crucial to raising a family, trustworthy, accessible, affordable child care is not a luxury. It is a necessity.  As usual, Hillary Clinton not only cites the problem – she has a solution to offer.

May 20

Hillary Clinton is a Democratic candidate for president and a former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York.

Jennifer lives in Loudoun County. She has three young boys. She pays $2,500 every month for child care. That’s more than her mortgage.

This month in Northern Virginia, I met several moms and dads who told me similar stories.

In every state in the country, child care for two kids now costs more than the average rent. You read that right — child care costs more than housing. And in many states, it’s even more expensive than college tuition.

For parents who need to work, this is more than an inconvenience. It’s a crisis.

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Hillary spoke live on CNN this afternoon with Chris Cuomo.

Welcoming Cuomo to her hometown, Park Ridge Illinois, Hillary first addressed the EgyptAir crash, apparently a terrorist attack, and reinforced her three-pronged approach to fighting terrorism.

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Asked whether things are better or worse than when Obama took office, she cited progress but emphasized that it is important with the immigrant waves, to get European countries on board with security measures that are stronger.

Re: Donald Trump – Hillary said he says harmful things   e.g. barring Muslims. She said his approach is provocative, wrong-headed (e.g. praising the head of North Korea, criticizing our ally, letting other countries have nuclear weapons, pulling out of NATO), and potentially dangerous.

She said we have been effective in killing the head of ISIS and cutting off funding to them, but the entire world is listening to what Trump says.  She said that his statements disqualify him.  The statements are not off the cuff.  It is a pattern.

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Asked about the Nevada convention incident, Hillary said she was very disturbed by what she saw, but she has confidence that the party will unify based on the intensity in 2008. She said both she and Bernie Sanders are following the same rules.  Hillary said she was closer to Obama’s numbers by this point in 2008, and 40% of her supporters said they would not support Obama.  She said the differences between her and Sanders are minimal compared to their differences with Trump.

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Should she reach out to Sanders?  She said she has done that many times, and he must do his part.  In 2008 she did her part and so did Barack Obama.  She pointed to the Unity NH trip.

She takes Sanders at his word that he will fight against Trump. She said she will not get into naming a VP pick and said Trump will bring them together.

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She said again that she is not running against Trump but for the issues she is advocating.  Trump can say what he wants but Hillary thinks people want to know what the candidates will do.

Despite the fact that Trump is getting votes, Hillary pointed out that she is getting more votes.  She said she is not worried about what Trump says about her.  She is used to it.  She will go after what he says about other people (e.g. making fun of a disabled person). She does not feel compelled to defend her honor or her husband’s.

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On the path forward: The party will unify.  There will be discussion.  She will do her part to bring Sanders supporters in and then they will campaign against Trump with a strong compelling case to the American people.

Hillary feels optimistic about the country.  She said the next president must:

1. Provide positive results;

2. Protect America;

3. Unify the country.   Hillary believes she can do all three.

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What does she think her mom would tell her to do facing Trump in this election? She said her mom taught her always to get back up and dust yourself off when you are facing a bully. Her mom taught her resilience and the power of love and caring. If you are putting yourself in the public arena, everything is increased. Hillary feels she is the recipient of so much from her family and country. She said we are great.  If we work together we can stay great.

It was a good interview. Pivot completed as far as I can see.

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Hillary held a Q & A on Quora today.  Here are some of the exchanges.

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Session with Hillary Clinton

Senator, Secretary of State, 2016 presidential candidate

Finished Session Held on May 18, 2016

Many Americans agree with Trump that America is not doing well & not on the right track. How will your presidency differ from President Obama’s?

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Hillary Clinton, Senator, Secretary of State, 2016 presidential candidate

What is Hillary Clinton’s plan to deal with ISIS?

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Hillary Clinton, Senator, Secretary of State, 2016 presidential candidate

I am a Bernie Sanders supporter. Why should I vote for Hillary Clinton if she wins the nomination?

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Hillary Clinton, Senator, Secretary of State, 2016 presidential candidate

I respect Senator Sanders. We were colleagues in the Senate. I’m glad that his campaign has inspired so many people to get involved in the political process. That’s absolutely fantastic for our cou…

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