Clinton Slams Trump's UNGA Speech As 'Dark, Dangerous'

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Sep 20, 2017 8:30 AM
Clinton Slams Trump's UNGA Speech As 'Dark, Dangerous'

President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday was met with widespread praise both at home and abroad, but of course, there were the lefty naysayers.

During an appearance Tuesday night on CBS’s “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, Hillary Clinton slammed the speech as “very dark, dangerous.”

“I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering,” the failed presidential candidate said.

Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. must defend itself or its allies. He also called North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man,” saying he’s on a “suicide mission for himself and his regime.”

Clinton then told Colbert what she was hoping Trump would’ve said.

“Something along the lines of, you know, we view this as dangerous to our allies, to the region, and even to our country. We call on all nations to work with us to try to end the threat posed by Kim Jong Un. And not call him 'Rocket Man,' the old Elton John song, but to say, clearly, we will not tolerate any attacks on our friends or ourselves.”

Clinton added, “You should lead with diplomacy, you should lead with the commitment of trying to avoid conflict however you can.”

MSNBC's Chris Matthews and ABC's Terry Moran joined Clinton in disliking the speech, with the former saying it "lowered the bar for human decency” and the later claiming Trump’s rhetoric on North Korea “borders on the threat of committing a war crime.”

Others, however, lauded the speech as “courageous” and the “best” speech of Trump’s presidency.

"In over 30 years in my experience with the UN, I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech," said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton also heaped praise on Trump over the speech, calling it “his best yet as president.”

“In the entire history of the UN, there has never been a more straight forward criticism of the unacceptable behavior of other member states,” Bolton added.