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Hillary: Trump’s a Bigot; Guns Help Terrorists, Not You

Hillary Clinton on Saturday laid out what could be themes for her upcoming general election campaign, saying Donald Trump is a bigot and guns help terrorists, not average Americans.

Clinton spoke during the third Democratic debate, which was staged at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. The almost-certain Democratic nominee characterized the leading GOP prospect — and by implication, the 40 percent of Republicans who support him — as embracing racism.

“Mr. Trump has a great capacity to use bluster and bigotry to inflame people and to make them think there are easy answers to very complex questions,” Clinton said early in the debate.

Trump has indicated that he would return illegal immigrants to Mexico and take a pause on Muslim immigration while beefing up screening methods to find terrorists entering the United States from the Muslim world.

Trump, she indicated later, was creating more radicalization by trying to target the communities where radicalization is occurring.

“We also need to make sure that the really discriminatory messages that Trump is sending around the world don’t fall on receptive ears,” she said.

“He is becoming ISIS’s best recruiter. They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists. So I want to explain why this is not in America’s interest to react with this kind of fear and respond to this sort of bigotry.”

Like President Obama before her, Clinton linked gun violence to terrorism, with the implicit suggestion that limiting Second Amendment rights could help combat ISIS attacks in America.

“I think you have to look at both the terrorism challenge that we face abroad and certainly at home and the role that guns play in delivering the violence that stalks us,” Clinton said. “Clearly, we have to have a very specific set of actions to take.”

She rejected the argument that Americans should bear arms to protect themselves against the type of soft-target attacks — that is, assaults with guns on groups of average people — ISIS deploys.

“Guns, in and of themselves, in my opinion, will not make Americans safer,” Clinton asserted. “We lose 33,000 people a year already to gun violence, arming more people to do what I think is not the appropriate response to terrorism.”

Clinton suggested, in a stark contrast with Trump, that Muslims should somehow be enlisted to help find threats within their community without being made to feel like Muslims were being targeted or, worse, marginalized.

“We need to have everybody in our country focused on watching what happens and reporting it if it’s suspicious, reporting what you hear, making sure that Muslim Americans don’t feel left out or marginalized at the very moment when we need their help,” she said.

“The first line of defense against radicalization is in the Muslim-American community, people who we should be welcoming and working with.”

At one point, Hillary disappeared during a commercial break and didn’t show up until a full minute into the next segment. Viewers saw Clinton’s empty podium when ABC News came back from its second commercial break.

Clinton finally walked on stage, saying “Sorry,” but offering no explanation for why she had to leave a live debate.

Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders seemed during the debate to bury the hatchet over the acquisition of Clinton campaign data by the Sanders campaign, which was able to gain access to the information because a glitch at the DNC. Ironically, the conflict was starting to threaten Clinton more than Sanders due to what some believed was an overreaction by the DNC, which for a short period punished Sanders’ campaign by keeping it from its own data bank.

Sanders apologized to Clinton, who accepted the apology and said, “We should move on.”

This article also appears on LifeZette.

48 Responses to Hillary: Trump’s a Bigot; Guns Help Terrorists, Not You

  1. Now I know why Hillary’s eyes are brown. She’s full of “it” up to her forehead.
    ISIS doesn’t need any recruitment poster, they have Obama in the WH.

  2. I didn’t watch because, after all, what difference does it make?

    Hillary has no rivals. It’s a no-contest Democratic primary. The ABC “journalists” are all famously in Clinton’s corner, so once again, I ask, why watch?

  3. France has raided many Mosques and has found many weapons stored within them.
    I think it is time to begin searching the Mosques here.
    The first amendment guarantees freedom of religion but having an armory in a place of worship should not be allowed.

    • If someone tips them off that their is evil doing in a mosque, they can get a warrant like for anyplace else, right? So a key is not painting all Muslims with the same brush…get those tipoffs.

  4. Is anyone going to ask (demand) that HRC produce proof that ISIS is showing Trump videos to recruit?

    Also, where are the videos of HRC when she was ANTI gun control before she was for it?

    After O’s midnight ride to SB Friday nite, how soon will it be before he commits another illegal act? The EO on gun control.

  5. The thing on guns is that there are millions of guns that are not registered anywhere. Guns bought from 1900 to to say 1995. Untraceable and millions of them out there.

    In the end they would have to search every single house in America to get them all.

    Crazy democrats. I am ex GOP now. They are just an extension of the dems and quite worthless.

    I just want to scream, this country is totally out of the peoples hands and the constitution too.

    No law in this country now – for them and the illegals.
    Law, jail and fines for us tho.

  6. By implying that if we had complete gun restrictions here in the USA, the terrorists would have to, um, stab us with their steak knives, or just blow us up with their pipe bombs.
    If we learned anything from the massacre in France, it’s that law-abiding, unarmed people will be killed, maimed, or destroyed by evil-doers who will always find a way. In France, the terrorists had powerful weapons, probably bought and paid for by the USA and given to some Islamist group in the Middle East.

    The only protection we have from Muslim terrorists is to refuse them the privilege of living among us.

    • Using knives is a method being used in Israel.
      Terrorists strike intended victim with vehicle, then stab victim numerous times.
      There was a video of a bus in Israel showing 2 “children” stab a passenger and when a security guard stopped the attack, the “children” stabbed him until he shot them.
      Self-defense means exactly what says.

  7. Is Hillary sick? She came back late to the debate. The moderators went on as though they knew something like this might happen. If she is really ill then voters should know now. Why the silence?

    • Not hearing much about it. Imagine if that was GW Bush, or any Republican frontrunner for that matter. It would be headline news today – “What’s wrong with him?…”What is he hiding?”…”Is he healthy enough to serve??”

    • It happened in the last debate, too. Except the Mods waited for her to return and no one noticed it.
      I bet she was consulting with someone in the Obama camp – getting stories to jibe.

  8. So Trump is ISISs best recruiter according to Mrs Clinton ? Oh dear, and this is coming from this warmonger. I mean, it was her politics that helped create ISIS. I hope she will never, ever sit in the Oval Office, Clinton and her crowd is a danger to the world.

  9. In at least one place in the ME, there is the concept of “Enshallah” which loosely translates to English as “God willing” or “God’s plan.”
    This belief explains everything that happens in life.
    People are killed in car wrecks? Enshallah.
    Babies die at birth? Enshallah.
    See you tomorrow! Enshallah.
    So….people incarcerated in Gitmo? It is Enshallah for their lives.
    How much this concept comes to play in the thoughts and minds of terrorists, I don’t know.
    But, I do not think the words and actions of Donald Trump lead people to terrorism. I believe the one thing people tend to ignore is that terrorists are as politically motivated as religiously motivated. Islamic beliefs are very much ingrained in their tribal customs and even more so in their forms of government.
    There is no “separation of church and state.”
    It is all about power.

      • I am not supportive of Enshallah. Just passing on a first hand observation/experience.
        Although I do not agree that all Islamic believers would kill people of other beliefs, I fervently believe Islam is being used as an attempt to destroy Christian beliefs as a means to power within the USA. And yes, that would be the male dominating power within Sharia Law.
        And when quoting what the Koran says, remember this: if you do not know Arabic, you are reading the words of an Indian translator…whose grasp of English is never completely accurate.
        It is important that we know what the Koran really says in context just as it is important for me as a Christian to know what the Bible says in context.
        I have read parts of the Koran but in English. I have read the Bible through 4 times in addition to many, many book and chapter specific studies.
        As everyone knows, I am a born again Christian. I believe Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven.
        Frankly, nothing irritates me more than for a non believer to quote verses from the Bible to support arguments.
        So what I am I saying? Learn what the Koran says – and not what someone else tells you it says. If you want to be an effective warrior for Christ, you must know exactly the basis for what others believe. In addition, just as there are many forms of Christianity, there are many forms of Islam. Educate yourself to be effective.

  10. She really is disgusting, calling him a bigot, when in reality, he doesn’t want more people here to get shot and murdered like in California. And she has a short memory about the Trade Center blowing up twice, the last time where 3000 hard working people were murdered by Muslims because of their hatred of America and Americans. The Muslims are the bigots and bloodthirsty like subhumans to kill like that and Still, she defends these murderers with stupid Obama and is not even willing to take a short break from letting Muslims come here to keep us safe until they are investigated. And even if they are investigated, they can stlll turn around and smile at us and then take guns and bombs and kill. I wish that Clinton would just disappear. And by the way, every time she speaks, has a debate, she wears the craziest outfits, she looks like she is wearing childrens’ clothes wearing those getups of tops and pants not like a woman running for a high office. Carly wears beautiful dresses and outfits that fit her, not so Ms. Clinton. Has she no shame looking like that, with her bottom sticking out? Running for President and she can’t wear a skirt ever? The worst taste in clothing — she has to wear men’s pants all the time?