Clinton: Trump ‘Is Becoming ISIS’ Best Recruiter’

AP

Hillary Clinton accused her Republican presidential rival Donald Trump of “becoming ISIS’ best recruiter” during Saturday’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire.

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

The Democratic frontrunner argued that the best approach to combat terrorist groups like the Islamic State and prevent Islamophobia was to unite with Muslims and not resort to “bluster and bigotry.”

Trump has taken fire from both Republicans and Democrats for proposing a ban on Muslim immigrants and tourists visiting America in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California and Paris, France.

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