Donald Trump Sunday called Hillary Clinton a liar, indicating that contrary to her claim Saturday night, ISIS is not using videos of him as a recruiting tool.
And the Clinton campaign agreed. With the lack of a video part, at least.
“He’s being used in social media by ISIS as propaganda,” said Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri. “She didn’t have a particular video in mind, but he is being used in social media.”
Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, Trump pounced. “She lies like crazy about everything, whether it’s trips where she was being gunned down in a helicopter or an airplane,” Trump said. “She’s a liar and everybody knows that.”
Clinton had said: “They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.”
Appearing separately from Trump on Meet the Press, Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta also indicated there was no video. He said the existence of the video was “the interpretation we made” as a result of ISIS’s social media efforts.
Trump also dismissed comments by Jeb Bush, who had called him a jerk, remarking ironically that Bush was attempting to “get a little mojo going,” and asserting, “He’s going to be off the stage soon,” referring to Bush’s place in the main GOP debate.
Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation,”Bush called Trump’s Muslim ban “ridiculous,” while Rubio described it as “not a serious policy proposal.” However, the CBS poll released Sunday shows that 77 percent of Republican voters in Iowa favor Trump’s Muslim ban idea.
Trump also sought to defend his complimentary comments toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that while Putin may have killed journalists, it hadn’t been proven.
Meantime, a new CBS poll shows Sen. Ted Cruz at 40 percent in Iowa, with Trump at 31 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio at 12 percent, and Ben Carson at 6 percent. A separate CBS poll shows Gov. Chris Christie approximately doubling his support in New Hampshire, where he is now in fourth place with 11 percent of the vote. The New Hampshire survey has Trump in a commanding lead with 31 percent, followed by Cruz with 14 percent and Rubio at 13 percent.
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