Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he wouldn’t change what he’s saying — even if terrorists featured him in recruitment videos — because his words “represent toughness and strength.”
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had said at the Democratic presidential debate that Trump had become “ISIS’ best recruiter” and was featured in the organization’s recruitment videos.
Politifact later ruled that there was “no evidence” to support Clinton’s statement, which Trump noted in his interview with NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”
“She lies like crazy about everything, whether it’s trips where she was being gunned down in a helicopter or an airplane, she’s a liar and everybody knows that,” Trump said. “But she just made this up in thin air.”
Host Chuck Todd asked Trump if he would change his language if he knew his words were being used in recruitment videos.
“No, because I think that my words represent toughness and strength,” Trump said. “Hillary’s not strong, Hillary’s weak, frankly.”