In Birmingham, Clinton touts foreign policy, says Trump should be more careful (video)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —
Hillary Clinton speaks at Miles College
Hillary Clinton campaigned in Birmingham Saturday ahead of the state's March 1st primary. She told supporters if they work hard to get as many votes as possible between now and when polls close Tuesday she will work as hard as she knows how to be their partner and president.
"I made the decision to support Hillary I'd been on the throws of what to do and where to go and I decided on Hillary a couple of weeks ago," said Clinton supporter Barbara Bonfield Saturday afternoon.
Hillary Clinton is hoping in the next couple days more people decide to vote for her. During her stop in Birmingham she visited locally owned businesses and discussed an issue that's been getting a lot of attention in the state recently, raising minimum wage.
"At some point it just doesn't add up. Part of the reason you raise the minimum wage is because people deserve a living wage and that actually helps other people get ahead," said Clinton.
To a roaring crowd at Miles College Clinton also shared her policies on health care, gun control, and education. "For heaven's sake let's make college affordable for hard working families again," said Clinton.
A sentiment appreciated by many in the audience. "I have student debt already and I'm going to get more debt in the future so I do need a president who is going to have a solution for me my cousin, my family friends," said University of Alabama student Courtney Hicks.
Talking about foreign policy Clinton said the U.S. needs to form coalitions with Muslim nations to defeat ISIS. She suggested one republican may not be the best person for the job. "It does not help us to form a coalition with them when a leading candidate for president spends half his time insulting them."
Hillary Clinton also warned voters that the U.S. president becomes the leader of the free world.
She said, "When you run for president it's not just Americans who pay attention. The entire world listens to every word you say. Markets rise and fall, conflicts go forward or retreat."
She aded: "You do have to be careful about what you say and how you say it."
While Clinton never mentioned Trump by name, the comments were clearly aimed at the billionaire businessman. Clinton said he "spends half his time insulting" much of the world.
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