Hillary Clinton just totally destroyed Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
On Tuesday, after Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “Rocket man” who’s “on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,” Clinton sat down for an interview with “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert and slammed the speech as “dark” and “dangerous.”
“I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering,” Clinton said of the speech.
“You are both required to stand up for the values of what we believe in — democracy and opportunity — as a way to demonstrate clearly the United States remains the beacon that we want it to be,” she added.
“While of course, when you face dangerous situations like what is happening in North Korea, to make it clear, your first approach should always be diplomatic,” Clinton, who was defeated by Trump in the 2016 presidential election, continued.
“What I’d hoped the president would have said is something along the lines of, ‘We view this as dangerous to our allies, to the region, and even to our country. We call on all nations to work with us to try to end the threat posed by Kim Jong-un,” Clinton told Colbert. “And not call him ‘Rocket Man,’ the old Elton John song, but to say it clearly: We will not tolerate any attacks on our friends or ourselves. But you should lead with diplomacy. You should lead with the commitment to try to avoid conflict however you can.”
Watch Clinton weigh in on Trump’s speech in the video.
– The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) September 19, 2017