Hillary Clinton’s Strong, Steady Approach to Global Challenges vs. Trump’s Dangerously Unserious Approach
The fifth topic on deck for this evening’s debate will address global challenges. Hillary Clinton’s steady leadership has made America stronger and safer on the world stage. As First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State, she has worked tirelessly to keep Americans safe and stay true to our values. Conversely, Donald Trump’s dangerous national security proposals, lack of understanding of geopolitical realities, and reckless foreign policy rhetoric have been apparent throughout the campaign.
Hillary Clinton has laid out a comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS and keep Americans safe at home. She understands that it’s not enough just to take out specific groups or leaders – we must have a comprehensive strategy to win the long game against the global terrorist network and its ideology. Former military leaders and top national security officials agree: Hillary is the right choice.
As president, Hillary will:
- Protect our homeland, including by surging our intelligence to ensure law enforcement has the information they need to detect and disrupt plots.
- Work with Silicon Valley to shut down terrorist propaganda and disrupt their recruitment efforts online.
- Keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists.
- Work with our allies to dismantle the global network that supplies money, arms, propaganda and fighters to the terrorists.
- Choke off the networks that facilitate their growth and expansion.
- Focus on eliminating the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
- Take out ISIS’s strongholds in the Middle East by intensifying the coalition air campaign, supporting our partners on the ground, and pursuing diplomacy to end Syria’s civil war and close Iraq’s sectarian divide, because those conflicts are keeping ISIS alive.
- Stand with our allies, rather than abandoning them.
Despite Trump’s claims that he has a “secret” plan to defeat ISIS, he has no real plan at all. And his rhetoric is dangerously playing into terrorists’ hands.
As president, Trump will:
- Watch “the shows” for military advice.
- Consult himself on foreign policy because, according to Trump, he has “a very good brain.”
- Allow new countries like Japan, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea to obtain nuclear weapons.
- Complement and prop up dictators like Vladimir Putinand Kim Jong-Un.
- “Ask [his] generals” for a plan to defeat ISIS, since he doesn’t currently have any plan at all.
- Continue to promote Russia’s brutal bombing campaign in Syria that is targeting civilians and the moderate opposition instead of ISIS.
- Allow Syria to become a “free zone for ISIS.”
- Ban Muslims from entering the U.S., a policy that feeds radical jihadist propaganda.