Hillary Clinton on Radical Islamic Terror: Trump ‘Obsessed With Name Calling’

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event June 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Clinton addressed islamic terror after the Orlando attacks.
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Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton denounced Donald Trump after he said Democrats refuse to acknowledge the threat of radical Islamic terrorism.

“I think Trump, as usual, is obsessed with name calling,” Clinton said in an interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, asserting that she was not unwilling to identify the nature of the attacks.

“To me, radical jihadism, radical Islamism, I think they mean the same thing and I’m happy to say either, but that’s not the point,” she said.

Clinton accused Trump of employing dangerous rhetoric against Muslims for political reasons.

“I’m not going to demonize and demagogue and declare war on an entire religion,” she said. “That’s just plain dangerous and it plays into ISIS’ hands.”

Clinton called the war against radical Islamic terror a “complex challenge,” contrasting her approach with Trump’s rhetoric.

“It’s time for statesmanship, not partisanship,” Clinton said in an interview on CNN.

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