Hillary Clinton Campaigns at Kent State University

Hillary Clinton speaks at Kent State.
Hillary Clinton speaks at Kent State. (M.L. Schultze / WKSU)
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by M.L. Schultze

Hillary Clinton’s closing argument to thousands of Ohioans yesterday came down to whom people should trust with the unchecked power to launch a nuclear war. 

The crowd was literally up to the rafters at the Kent State rec center but remained largely quiet during much of Clinton’s 45-minute speech – as she laid out a stark vision of what Donald Trump could do to the nation and world with access to nuclear weapons.

“Donald has repeatedly suggested more countries should have nuclear weapons,” Clinton said. “He must not realize or care that the more nuclear material there is in the world, the more likely terrorists are to get their hands on it. Or that someone will miscalculate and start a war that can’t be stopped.” 

Clinton was introduced by Bruce Blair, a nuclear arms expert and one of the two-dozen retired nuclear launch officers who wrote an open letter last month declaring Donald Trump’s temperament and ignorance means he “should not be trusted with the nuclear launch codes.”

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