In Florida yesterday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of giving “aid and comfort” to Islamic terrorists. She suggested Trump doesn’t know how to fight terrorism.
Clinton said to reporters in a brief press meeting that:
“I’m the only candidate in this race whose been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield. I have sat at that table in the Situation Room. I know how to do this.”
Meanwhile, in another part of Florida, Trump spoke to a packed house where his supporters shouted:
This was in response to the capture of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who police caught over the weekend. He has been accused of the bombings in New York and New Jersey on Saturday, September 17. Rahami is a U.S. citizen who is originally from Afghanistan.
Trump mocked the fact that Rahami will now receive good medical care and legal representation paid for by the government.
“We must deliver a just and very harsh punishment to these people. These are enemies, these are combatants and we have to be tough, we have to be strong.”
In contrast, Clinton and her team see her experience as a key selling point for her candidacy. She often tells of her involvement in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011.
Describing the tense atmosphere in the situation room with President Barack Obama and other officials at that time.
Although, foreign policy officials have sided with Clinton, it’s Trump’s anti-immigrant tough talk and threats of overseas aggression that have his supporters cheering.
Trump has been doing his best in recent months to look more like a real politician. More so, since both candidates are on the heels of meetings with foreign leaders. Trump suggested in a Fox News interview that it’s fine if some world leaders feel uneasy about him, saying:
“Well, maybe that’s a good thing, not a bad thing. Right now the world has no respect for our country, they have no respect for our president, whatsoever.”
Unfortunately, Trump doesn’t understand that an “uneasy feeling” about him is not respect. It’s more likely fear, and with good reason.
The more Trump talks, the more likely violence will occur. His very words are aggressive in nature.
We’ve already seen a rise in violent at Trump’s own rallies. Imagine that kind of aggression Trump could unleash on a world stage?
Watch surveillance footage that caught the New York City explosion:
Watch both Clinton and Trump respond to the explosion:
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