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Clinton: Trump's comments aid extremists

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 01:19

In the wake of the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says anti-Muslim rhetoric by her Republican rival Donald Trump is being used by extremists in their recruiting. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Story: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slammed her Republican rival, Donald Trump, on Monday (September 19), telling reporters that Trump's rhetoric helps recruit extremists. Clinton spoke to reporters in response to a series of bombs that were found in New York and New Jersey over the weekend. New York police have named a 28-year-old man of Afghan descent as a suspect in at least one of the bombings, but Clinton said this should not be used as an excuse to target immigrants or Muslims. She said calls by Trump to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are being used as online recruiting tools by extremists. Meanwhile, U.S. authorities were searching on Monday for an Afghanistan-born American in connection with a New York City bombing that left dozens injured and could be linked to pipe bombs found in New Jersey. Investigators believe more people were involved in the New York and New Jersey bombing plots, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The New York Police Department released a photo of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to question him about a Saturday night explosion that injured 29 people in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood and for a blast earlier that day in Seaside Park, New Jersey,

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Clinton: Trump's comments aid extremists

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 01:19