DIPLOMACY

Hillary Clinton Mocks Donald Trump’s Mexico Trip

Hillary Clinton did not explicitly reference Donald Trump’s surprise trip to Mexico during her speech to the American Legion’s annual convention in Cincinnati on Wednesday. But it was clear what she was talking about when she contrasted her record of diplomacy with her opponent’s history of “insulting” U.S. allies. “You don’t build a coalition by insulting our friends or acting like a loose cannon,” she said. “You do it by putting in the slow, hard work of building relationships.”

“It’s more than a photo op,” Clinton continued. “It takes consistency and reliability. Actually it’s just like building personal relationships. People have to get to know that they can count on you, that you won’t say one thing one day and something totally different the next. And it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in our on neighbors for a few hours and then flying home again. That is not how it works.”