Hillary Clinton Slams Trump, Calls Proposed Budget Cuts A 'Grave Mistake'

A doctor looks at a patient¹s evidence in Qayara hospital 35 miles south of Mosul. Rabaa Abdullah 34 suffered injuries from a mortar strike as she was standing outside her house in Mosul on Friday. The strike killed her sister and one of her daughters

But Clinton may be the one responsible for undermining security, for far longer than anyone previously thought.

The Trump administration released a budget "wish list" in February that increased defense spending by $54 billion and cut the same amount from non-defense discretionary spending, including 13% from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 31% from the Environmental Protection Agency and 28% from the State Department.

The White House has shrugged off concerns from Democrats, some Republicans and current and former national security leaders about the impact, saying the proposed cuts are Trump making good on promises he made during his presidential race against Clinton, the Democratic nominee.

Clinton spoke of the progress the world has made in advancing women's rights since she addressed world leaders on that issue two decades ago at the historic United Nations gathering in Beijing.

"I am thrilled to be out of the woods, in the company of so many inspiring women", she said.

She also pointed out that more than 120 retired US generals and admirals recently signed a letter to Trump, urging him not to slash spending on diplomacy and foreign aid. Clinton advocated that women's role in peace and security can not be "relegated to the margins of global affairs".

She said advancing the rights of women is the "great unfinished business of the 21st century", and the work done by the institute at Georgetown is "even more critical" today than any time in the past.

In 2015, Cheryl Mills' attorney said her client had access as late as October 30 of that year, according to documents reviewed by Fox News.

Clinton will discuss "the important role that women can play in worldwide politics and peace building efforts", according to the university.

After delivering facts proving that women are just as competent, if not better, than men in securing peace negotiations with other countries, Clinton couldn't help herself as she deftly ridiculed Donald Trump for his propensity towards fact-denial.

Now, before anybody jumps to any conclusions, I will state, clearly, women are not inherently more peaceful than men. "It's not a partisan issue, it's a human issue", she said. "The failure to do so has given the public the impression that Secretary Clinton and her associates received special treatment", Grassley wrote in the letter.

The four recipients this year were former Colombian Vice President Humberto De la Calle, Colombian Deputy Attorney General Maria Paulina Riveros, thematic director of Colombia's Office of the High Commissioner for Peace Elena Ambrosi and journalist Jineth Bedoya, who has also advocated for sexual violence survivors. In citing studies on women's participation in peacemaking, the secretary poked fun at the post-truth era, saying with a smile, "Here I go again, talking about research evidence, and facts".

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