WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump says, “no secretary of state has been more wrong, more often, and in more places than Hillary Clinton.”
Trump is slamming Clinton during a speech in New York, saying the decisions made by his general election foe at the State Department “spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere she touched.”
In particular, Trump blamed the death of four Americans at a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, on Clinton. Among those who died was U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Trump says Clinton “slept soundly in her bed” while Stevens was killed.
A Senate investigation later found that Stevens had asked for more security, which went unheeded. But he also twice declined the U.S. military’s offer of a special operations team to bolster security and otherwise help his staff.
The month after the fatal assault, Clinton said she had been responsible for the safety of those serving in Benghazi, but did not acknowledging any specific mistakes on her part.
President Barack Obama also said the blame ultimately rested on his shoulders as president.