Hillary Clinton’s lead is vanishing by the day. Her path to hit 270 electoral votes and victory is narrowing significantly as polls tighten in battleground states.
This has injected an element of panic into her campaign, causing desperate attacks on Trump that have no basis in reality.
Yesterday, Clinton warned supporters in Pittsburgh that if Trump is elected, he is likely to start a war if he’s insulted.
After spending the week assailing the character of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton on Friday warned voters that the Republican presidential nominee is likely to start a war if elected, possibly because he felt insulted by another nation.
Speaking at a rally in Pittsburgh, Mrs. Clinton largely avoided talking about Mr. Trump’s past inflammatory comments about women, or the dozen sexual assault allegations against the billionaire businessman. Instead, she appealed to voters who may feel angry or frustrated with the political system, telling them she understands their anger but that electing Mr. Trump is not the solution.
In fact, the former first lady said, choosing Mr. Trump would have disastrous consequences.
“Imagine how easily it could be that Donald Trump will feel insulted and start a real war, not just a Twitter war at 3 o’clock in the morning,” she said.
“People say all the time they want change. Well, we will get change. Change is inevitable. That is certain. The question is what kind of change we will have,” Mrs. Clinton said, going on to tell supporters how to approach friends and family considering voting for Mr. Trump.
This is a weird line of attack for Clinton to choose. For months, she has portrayed herself as the “strong” candidate and criticized Trump’s suggestions that America should make our allies pay for U.S. troops protecting them and that we should de-emphasize our ties to NATO. This is music to Vladimir Putin’s ears.
But Clinton has sounded more bellicose toward Russia, which makes her more of a threat to start a war. Plus, Clinton could very well commit American troops to conflicts already in progress, making her claims to be a candidate of peace ring hollow.
I don’t know if Trump is more likely to start a war than Clinton. But for Clinton to state this as a matter of fact only shows how desperate she has become these last hours before the election on Tuesday.