Choice between strong leadership and a loose cannon: Hillary Clinton

She said the core values are being tested in this election but her faith in the country's future has never been stronger.

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: November 8, 2016 11:59 am
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Asserting that a Donald Trump regime could put ‘everything at risk’, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said the future of America is at stake as this election is being contested between a ‘strong leadership and a loose cannon’. “The choice in this election could not be clearer. This election is basically between division and unity in our country. It’s between strong and steady leadership or a loose cannon who could put everything at risk,” Clinton said at an election rally at Grand Rapids in Michigan on Monday.

“It is between an economy that works for everyone or one that is even more stacked for those at the top. I want each and every one of you to be thinking through about all the issues that you care about.

“Because although my name and my opponents name will be on the ballot, those issues, and those values, are on the ballot as well,” she said.

Describing this election as a consequential one, Clinton asserted that she will exercise the greatest care and responsibility in all of the powers invested in the office of the Presidency.

“I often didn’t recognize the country that Donald Trump was describing. Because from my perspective, looking back at our history, we have a tremendous opportunity ahead of us. You can vote for a hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America that will set the stage for an even better future,” she said.

She said the core values are being tested in this election but her faith in the country’s future has never been stronger.

Clinton said if elected, her administration will make the biggest investment in good paying jobs since World War II.

“Jobs in infrastructure. Our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our ports, our airports, our water systems. These are jobs we need doing in American and these are jobs that cannot be exported. They’ve got to be done right here in Michigan and across our country,” she said.

“We are going to invest in new jobs in advanced manufacturing. I am not one of these folks who think, we just can’t make it in America anymore. And I’ll tell you why, because if we have a plan and we actually commit to fulfilling that plan, we can lead the world in precision machining, in 3-D printing. We’re not competing for low-wage jobs, we’re competing with Germany for high manufacturing, high- skilled jobs,” she added.

She said that America will have clean, renewable energy jobs as a way to fight the climate change.