Trump Administration’s Proposed Cuts To Foreign Aid Would Be ‘Grave Mistake,’ Hurt Women, Children Worldwide, Hillary Clinton Says In Georgetown University Speech

TIME: Hillary Clinton Warns President Trump of ‘Grave Mistake’ on Foreign Aid
“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that she thinks President Trump is making a ‘grave mistake’ on foreign aid. In a speech on women’s rights at Georgetown University Friday, Clinton said Trump’s proposed cuts to international aid in his budget would undermine American diplomacy…” (Berenson, 3/31).

USA TODAY: Hillary Clinton knocks Trump’s proposed diplomacy cuts for hurting women around world
“…She took aim specifically at the Trump administration for its proposed cuts in international aid and diplomatic programs that help promote peace and stability. ‘I know we’ve seen positive results’ in the advancement of women’s rights over the past couple decades, Clinton said. ‘But I’m here also to say we are seeing signals of a shift that should alarm us all.’ ‘This administration’s proposed cuts to international health, development, and diplomacy would be a blow to women and children and a grave mistake for our country,’ she said. ‘Turning our back on diplomacy won’t make our country safer. It will undermine our security and our understanding in the world,’ said Clinton…” (Przybyla, 3/31).

Yahoo News: Clinton calls Trump’s budget ‘a blow to women and children’
“…Clinton’s remarks at Georgetown followed a speech before thousands of businesswomen in San Francisco earlier [last] week — one of her first since losing the election to Trump in November — and in both cases she alternated between throwing sharp critiques at the current administration and poking fun at herself. … ‘Advancing the rights and full participation of women and girls,’ she continued, is ‘not just a nice thing to do,’ but rather, ‘strategic and necessary for matters of peace, prosperity, and security.’ ‘It is not a partisan issue,’ she insisted. ‘It’s a human issue’…” (Dickson, 3/31).

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