Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump alleged that his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton talks tougher about his supporters than she does about Islamic State terrorists.
“In the 20th century, the United States defeated fascism, Nazism and communism. Now we must defeat radical Islamic terrorism. The President of the US or my opponent — and both — won’t even say the words radical Islamic terror,” Trump alleged at an election rally in Florida, a key battel ground State.
“In fact, Hillary Clinton talks tougher about my supporters than she does about Islamic terrorists, right? She calls the patriotic Americans who support our campaign, many of them cops and soldiers, deplorable and irredeemable, and she means it. Millions and millions of people. Has she ever talked that way about radical Islam? No,” he said.
“Has Hillary Clinton ever called people who support these practices deplorable and irredeemable? No. In many countries overseas, non-believers face the death penalty. Where is Hillary’s condemnation there? There is no condemnation.
“Let’s ask Hillary Clinton, how many people who subscribe to radical Islamic views and support the oppression of non-believers would you call deplorable or irredeemable, or are those words reserved only for hardworking Americans that truly love our country and they want to make a statement?” he asked.
“To hear the words Hillary Clinton uses, one could be forgiven for getting the impression that she thinks these hardworking Americans are somehow a greater threat to our country than Islamic extremists. This summer, there has been an ISIS attack launched outside the war zones of the Middle East every 84 hours, he said.
Trump claimed that Clinton’s attack on him is an attempt to deflect her failure.
“And her claim that my …it’s my strong opposition to these people that’s a recruiting tool and it demonstrates a level of ignorance about the terror threat and its motivations. Now, let me just tell you — she is not the right person to solve a problem that largely her and Obama gave us,” he said.
“Obama and Clinton have toppled regimes, displaced millions of people, then opened the door to ISIS to enter our country. This is a not-too-smart policy, this will go down when people look at this in the years ahead as among the worst foreign policy decisions ever made by any country at any time.
We have opened the world to ISIS and now we have to close those doors,” he said.