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Clinton slams Trump as a dangerous isolationist in American Legion speech

Clinton slams Trump as a dangerous isolationist in American Legion speech

Democrat Hillary Clinton scoffed at the capabilities and worldview of Republican opponent Donald Trump on Wednesday, including his hasty trip to Mexico, as she courted support from veterans and conservatives concerned about national security.

"You deserve a leader who honors your service not just with words, but with deeds," Clinton told an audience of several thousand veterans at the American Legion annual conference.

Trump, she said, understands little about how American alliances operate or the principles of U.S. engagement abroad. She appealed to the patriotism and military experience of a conservative-leaning audience, many of whom she jokingly observed, had...

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