Hillary sat down with John Dickerson on Friday for a segment that aired on Face the Nation this morning.
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asked about her designation of Donald Trump as a "loose cannon,"
Hillary offered as examples his suggestions to: allow other nations to
acquire nuclear weapons and pull out of NATO. Some statements like
going back to using torture, going after families of terrorists concern
She pointed to Republicans raising questions about their
presumptive nominee. She very carefully differentiated "their nominee"
from "Donald Trump." She said she doesn't think it is personal but rooted in respect for the
asked Hillary what hard questions she would ask Trump. Her general
response was to point to a basic vacuum for what he says,
don't need a raise - based on what? Evidence indicates that he does not
understand what is happening in the economy to ordinary people. She
pointed out that Trump does not have a plan, He has a slogan.
Climate change a Chinese hoax -based on what? Once again it is a slogan.
women who have abortions, rounding up immigrants for deportation - what
do these statements mean and how would we go about that? She said maybe
he doesn't understand that running the gov not the same as making real
estate deals. Putting the credit of the U.S. at risk would have a
Hillary's website explains all of her plans and how they are paid for so clearly
there is a constituency for a candidate who puts specific plans out
there, was She has confidence in common sense of American voter
is not going to run an ugly race. She is going to run a race based on
issues. She doesn't feel she is running against Donald Trump. She is
running for the vision she has for America and to knock down the
barriers that prevent Americans from getting ahead. She is going to stay
focused on that,
will run an outreach campaign to voters across the political spectrum
who want a candidate is running based on issues, has put out plans and
will explain them, who has a track record. Hillary believes people who
take their votes seriously will agree with her.
she trying to lead Bernie Sanders to the exit? She said her 2008
experience is a good reminder of how close she and Obama were then. She
and Sanders have a lot of same goals. Will work together toward them and
to make sure Donald Trump does not become president. They shares many
goals and she hopes they can work together.
emails came up again. She is looking forward to having that wrapped
up. So far no one has reached out to her. She said it is a security
inquiry, she has always taken security very seriously.
there a broader lesson? Hillary said if you don't keep learning you
will stagnate. Anyone who is running for POTUS should answer the same
questions. Hillary, "I have 33 years of tax returns in the public
domain." and Donald Trump has none. "What's there?"
She pointed to her record as secretary of state. Has a serous and focused approach to taking care of the nation's business.
said she will stand for American values, interests, and security and
that Trump has no coherent foreign policy and makes statements that are
of concern. Why after 70 years trying to prevent proliferation would
Trump be so cavalier in wanting other countries to get them?
interview ended a bit abruptly on that last note. To Dickerson's
credit: some of the questions were refreshing and new, and some of the
older issues were approached from a fresh perspective. He did not ask
her any wasteful questions that would be better answered by the
party or parties who lodge those questions which she always has to
answer with "Well I think you would have to ask him/her/them...." It
was one of the better recent interviews in that sense. Very efficient.