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Copy-Clinton: Electing Trump a 'historic mistake'


The Latest on Hillary Clinton's speech on national security (all times local):
   12:40 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says electing Donald Trump president would be a "historic mistake" for the United States.

The likely Democratic nominee for president is casting Trump as thin-skinned, irrational and unprepared to be commander in chief.

She says his vision for America is "all wrong." She is urging voters to remember that the U.S. is a "big-hearted, fair-minded country."

Clinton's comments came in a foreign policy speech that held her most blistering criticism to date of the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

The remarks signal that Clinton won't hold back in challenging the billionaire businessman's readiness to be president in the general election.
   12:38 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's call to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the United States would be a "huge propaganda victory" for the Islamic State.

She also says that when Trump "insults" Muslims, as well as Mexican Americans, he should remember that Muslim and Mexican-Americans serve in the U.S. military. She says the presumptive Republican nominee could learn from those service members.

Clinton is delivering one of her most blistering takedowns of Trump during a foreign policy address in California. She said of Trump's vague proposals: "This isn't reality television -- this is actual reality."
   12:32 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is defending the landmark nuclear accord with Iran championed by President Barack Obama and other world powers.

Donald Trump has criticized the diplomatic agreement aimed at dismantling Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing global economic sanctions.

Clinton challenges the presumptive Republican nominee to answer how he would deal with Iran in the absence of a nuclear deal.

Trump has argued that his experience negotiating business deals would have allowed him to strike a better deal with Iran and has also said he would have walked away from a bad deal.

Clinton says that while that might work in negotiating a golf course deal, "it doesn't work like that in world affairs."
   12:23 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says the next president must bolster America's security by investing at home and sticking together with longtime U.S. allies.

The likely Democratic nominee says she would invest in infrastructure and seek to reduce income inequality, arguing the U.S. can't lead effectively when so many of its own people are struggling.

Seeking to draw a sharp contrast with Donald Trump, Clinton says the U.S. must also maintain strong partnerships with its allies.

The presumptive GOP nominee has raised the prospect of the U.S. leaving NATO and has said allies must contribute more financially to security agreements with the U.S.

Clinton says that if Trump gets his way, the U.S. will be increasingly isolated and countries like Russia will be "celebrating."
   12:07 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump is "temperamentally unfit" to be president and argues the presumptive Republican nominee is peddling foreign policy proposals that are "dangerously incoherent."

Clinton is lambasting Trump in a speech on international affairs she's delivering in California.

She seeks to undermine the billionaire businessman's qualifications by casting him as someone who "doesn't understand America or the world."

The former secretary of state and likely Democratic nominee says she is offering a "smart and principled" foreign policy that centers on keeping America in a leading role around the globe.

She contrasts that with Trump's vision of a "fearful America" that she says would be less secure and less engaged in the world.
   3:21 a.m.

Hillary Clinton will unleash a major foreign policy attack on Donald Trump Thursday, using a speech in San Diego to cast the Republican as unqualified and dangerous.

The former secretary of state, who has repeatedly called Trump a "loose cannon," will seek to contrast her foreign policy experience with Trump's. Foreign policy adviser Jake Sullivan said Clinton would make clear how high the stakes are in the race, as well as share her "larger vision" of what this country is all about.

Sullivan said Clinton will make clear why Donald Trump is unqualified to be commander in chief.

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