Hillary Clinton will lay out a plan for fighting terrorism Wednesday that is, not surprisingly, very different from the one Donald Trump suggested in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks yesterday.
In a speech at Stanford, Clinton is expected to pointedly reject Trump’s call to reevaluate the United States alliance with NATO, which the GOP front-runner says is costing Americans too much money. According to an email a Clinton aide sent to reporters, Clinton “will argue we need to reinforce the alliances - in particular, NATO - that have been core pillars of American power for decades.”
As Clinton shifts her focus on the campaign trail increasingly toward Trump, she has been contrasting her deep experience in diplomacy with what Democrats characterize as his unpredictable temperament. On Wednesday, Clinton will likely take aim at proposals from Trump and fellow GOP candidate Ted Cruz to launch intensive law enforcement surveillance of Muslim American communities, as well as at Trump’s plans to bar Muslims from entering the country and implement the use of waterboarding and other forms of torture banned by international law.