Hillary Clinton Gives Her Version of a UN Address on The Late Show
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Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump for the address he gave at the United Nations.
Continuing her book tour for her 2016 election memoir What Happened, she stopped by The Late Show and shared her thoughts on Trump’s remarks from the UN General Assembly.
“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,” Clinton told Stephen Colbert. “You are both required to stand up for the values of what we believe in — democracy and opportunity, as a way to demonstrate clearly the United States remains the beacon that we want it to be.”
She said when facing “dangerous situations” like with North Korea, the first approach “should always be diplomatic.” She then went on to give the speech she would have made had she be president.
“What I hoped the president would have said was something along the lines of ‘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 it clearly, ‘We will not tolerate any attacks on our friends or ourselves,’ but you should lead with diplomacy. You should lead with the commitment to try to avoid conflict however you can.”
Watch the clip above, via CBS.
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