Clinton supports line up early for speech at the Prado

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Balboa Park Thursday to deliver what her campaign describes as a major national security address.

People began lining up at 8 a.m. for the speech expected to begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Prado in Balboa. Secret Service patrolled the area in preparation for the event.

Five days before the California primary, Clinton will “make clear the threat that Donald Trump would pose to our national security and put fourth her own vision for keeping America safe at home and leading the world,” according to her campaign.

Her opponent Donald Trump criticized Clinton on Twitter.  

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus also criticized the Democratic nominee in a  a statement.

“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 comes 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 tonight 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 the Riverside County community of Perris.

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