Madeleine Albright, this country’s first female Secretary of State, told DNC delegates and TV viewers today that, both she and Clinton know, from their shared experience in that office,  “know that safeguarding freedom and security is not like hosting a TV reality show. It is a complex, round-the-clock job that demands not only a steady hand and a cool head but also a big heart.”

“Many have argued that Donald Trump would harm our national security if he were elected president. The fact is, he has already done damage,  just by running for president,” Albright warned.

“He has undermined our fight against terrorism by alienating our Muslim partners. He has weakened our standing in the world by threatening to walk away from our friends and our allies, and by encouraging more countries to get nuclear weapons. Donald Trump also has a strange admiration for dictators: Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin. When asked about Putin, Donald Trump said, ‘in term of leadership he’s getting an A.’ The truth is, a Trump victory in November would be gift to Putin. And, given what we know about Russia’s recent actions, Putin is eager to see Trump win,” Albright said.

‘And that should worry every American. Take it from someone who fled the Iron Curtain. I know what happens when you give the Russians a green light. Trump’s dark vision of America, one that’s isolated in the world, alienated from our allies, would be a disaster. We must make sure that this never happens.”