Hillary Clinton speaks on America’s place in the world
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is making the case for American “exceptionalism” and US leadership around the world, speaking to the national convention of the American Legion in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The veterans group invited Clinton to speak on Wednesday. Her rival for the White House, Republican nominee Donald Trump, is scheduled to address the convention Thursday.
Clinton began her speech talking about American exceptionalism, which means “America’s unique ability to be a force for peace and progress.”
“We are the indispensable nation. People all over the world look to us and follow our lead,” she said. “When America fails to lead, we leave a vacuum that either leaves chaos, or other countries rush in to fill the void.”
Through her speech Clinton often criticized the words of her major opponent Donald Trump who was skeptical about American foreign police and called the situation with its military “disaster.”
Clinton brought in the Bin Laden raid as an example of US foreign policy successes and touted her participation in advising President Obama.
She also noted that she enjoys “bipartisan support” several times.
She brought up the letter of 50 Republicans who said they won’t vote for Trump, because he’d be “most reckless president in American history.”
Clinton said she’s honored to have so many retired military leaders and these Republican experts on board.
“They know I believe in a bipartisan foreign policy,” she said.