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Published On: Thu, Jun 2nd, 2016

Hillary Clinton says electing Donald Trump would be ‘historic mistake’

SAN DIEGO — In a full-throated general election attack, Hillary Clinton lambasted Donald Trump’s foreign policy vision Thursday as one of war, international turmoil and economic crisis. She contrasted that with what she portrayed as her optimistic, inclusive and diplomatic view of the world, born from her long experience in public life.Story continues belowGlobal NewsThere was nothing diplomatic in her remarks, a clear indication of how she’ll take Trump on. Electing him, she said, would be “a historic mistake.”During a speech in San Diego, the former secretary of state unloaded on her likely presidential election opponent, counting down reasons he is not qualified — from his aggressive Twitter attacks to his emotional outbursts.“He is not just unprepared; he is temperamentally unfit,” she told several hundred people gathered in a ballroom. “We cannot let him roll the dice with America.”READ MORE: Hillary Clinton slams Trump University as a ‘scheme’ to prey on the poorShe predicted dire consequences if he is elected, saying a Trump presidency could lead the U.S. into war abroad, spark nuclear conflicts and ignite economic catastrophe at home.“There’s no risk of people losing their lives if you blow up a golf course deal, but it doesn’t work like that in world affairs,” Clinton said. “The stakes in global statecraft are infinitely higher and more complex than in the world of luxury hotels.”She mocked Trump’s Twitter blasts and predicted he was preparing more as she spoke. As if on cue, he tweeted immediately after she finished: “Bad performance by Crooked Hillary Clinton! Reading poorly from the telepromter! She doesn’t even look presidential!”Clinton’s robust assault on Trump also was widely carried on television, a change for the leading Democratic candidate who’s frequently struggled to break through coverage of Trump.It came as she is ramping up her criticism of the presumptive Republican nominee and trying to quell concerns within her own party that she doesn’t have a plan of attack for the general election. Clinton’s campaign wants to show she is ready to take the fight to Trump. Supporters have spent the past week assailing him on housing and veterans’ issues.WATCH: 6 months until U.S. presidential election; polls showing Clinton, Trump in tight race

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