SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday issued a five-point national security plan during her campaign's first visit to San Diego, and said electing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would be a "historic mistake."
"I believe he will take our country down a truly dangerous path," Clinton said in a 35-minute speech in Balboa Park, just five days before California's primary election. Among other things, she said Trump picks fights with allies while praising dictators, and claims to know more about the Islamic State than U.S. military leaders.
In contrast, her policies would be to make the U.S. strong at home, maintain ties with allied nations, use diplomacy to defuse problems before they grow, be firm with rival leaders and develop a "real plan" to deal with terrorists, she said.
[CBS News 8's Gene Kang gives us a live look at The Prado at Balboa Park where crowds gathered outside before Hillary Clinton speaks on National Security.]
She attacked Trump on each point, contending that the billionaire real estate magnate doesn't have a plan, experience or leadership ability.
"This isn't reality television - this is actual reality," said Clinton, also a former first lady and senator.
She said carrying out "a smart and principaled" foreign policy was one way to honor the sacrifices of servicemen and women who died for the country.
Trump, who spoke in San Diego Friday, tweeted: "Crooked Hillary no longer has credibility - too much failure in office. People will not allow another four years of incompetence!" A later tweet criticized what he described as a poor performance reading from a TelePrompTer.
Before the speech was delivered, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus issued a statement criticizing Clinton.
"There isn't a more flawed messenger on national security issues than Hillary Clinton, who as Obama's secretary of state helped turn Libya into a jihadist playground, spearheaded the dangerous nuclear deal with Iran and secretly called for bringing terrorists from Guantanamo onto U.S. soil," he said Clinton's speech came one day after she called Trump a "fraud" in Newark, New Jersey, for taking advantage of Americans through Trump University. Trump countered with a speech in Sacramento saying Clinton has "no natural talent" and was "one of the worst secretaries of state in history."
Trump is scheduled to speak Thursday night in San Jose. Clinton's opponent in the race for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, is scheduled to speak at rallies in Modesto and Chico.
Following the San Diego event, Clinton is scheduled to attend a "Get Out the Vote" rally in El Centro and visit community leaders in Perris in Riverside County.
Warm and dry conditions are expected to continue through Sunday with temperatures in the low 80s inland and high 70s at the coast.
The San Diego Gulls will try to extend a three-game winning streak when they resume their four-game homestand Friday following Saturday night's 5-4 victory over the Bakersfield Condors.
A 45-year-old man is expected to survive gunshot wounds suffered during a shooting by a gunman at a liquor store in the Mountain View community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Sunday night and continuing through Oct. 25, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.
A Mexican fishing boat caught fire and burned 30 miles south of San Diego, and while 15 people were rescued by a U.S.- flagged vessel, three people remained missing Sunday.
A blessing. That is exactly what Kelly Muno is calling what happened to her son, a former San Diego State University baseball star, on Friday afternoon.
San Diego State has suspended one of its fraternities, the university announced in a statement late Friday.
Gun owners had the chance to trade in unwanted firearms for gift cards or skateboards on Saturday, no questions asked, at a gun "buy back" event in southeastern San Diego.
The University of Southern California will pay $215 million in an "agreement in principle" to patients treated by Dr. George Tyndall, a campus gynecologist who has been accused of sexual assault by hundreds of women.