Philadelphia, Jul 29 : Declaring that the US is at a “moment of reckoning”, Hillary Clinton today attacked her Republican rival Donald Trump for his “bigotry and bombast” while pitching herself to be a steady leader, as she scripted history by becoming the first woman presidential nominee. Also Read - Twitter Suspends Account of Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei For Tweet Against Trump
Presenting her vision of inclusive growth for America that maintains its global leadership and military power, the Democratic presidential nominee warned voters that a man who could be baited with a tweet cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons. “He (Trump) loses his cool at the slightest provocation. When he’s gotten a tough question from a reporter. Also Read - President Biden Gets Rid of Trump's Diet Coke Button From White House Desk, Twitter is Thoroughly Amused
When he’s challenged in a debate. When he sees a protester at a rally. Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons,” the 68-year-old former secretary of state told fellow Americans while accepting the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. “Ask yourself: Does Donald Trump have the temperament to be Commander-in-Chief” she asked. Clinton, in her nearly hour-long address, said the nation is facing a serious “moment of reckoning” from economic pain, violence and terror. “America is once again at a moment of reckoning. (ALSO READ: Hillary Clinton mocks Donald Trump’s commitment to putting ‘America First’ ) Also Read - China Sanctions Trump Officials, Including Mike Pompeo, Hours After Biden Takes Over as President
Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of trust and respect are fraying. And just as with our founders there are no guarantees. It’s truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we’re going to work together so we can all rise together,” she said. Clinton said she would build an economy that gives jobs to everyone and not a few and a country where “love trumps hate”.
That is the country, Clinton said, she is fighting for. “It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for president,” Clinton said as thousands of party delegates, leaders and supporters at the Wells Fargo Center erupted in cheers and applause. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state set her sights on the White House and blasted Trump, portraying him as a small man, who got rich by stiffing workers, peddles fear and lacks the temperament to be commander-in-chief. “Donald Trump says, and this is a quote, ‘I know more about ISIS than the generals do. No, Donald, you don’t,” Clinton said. She alleged that the 70-year-old business tycoon wants to divide Americans.
“And in the end, it comes down to what Donald Trump doesn’t get: that America is great — because America is good. So enough with the bigotry and bombast. Donald Trump’s not offering real change,” she said. “He wants to divide us from the rest of the world and from each other. He’s betting that the perils of today’s world will blind us to its unlimited promise,” Clinton said. “We heard Donald Trump’s answer last week at his convention. He wants to divide us…He wants us to fear the future and fear each other,” she said.