In his calls for a shutdown on immigration from Muslim-majority countries, Donald Trump has tried to tap into voters’ fears on terrorism – and to draw a sharp contrast with Hillary Clinton, who believes the United States has a responsibility to accept more refugees from war-shattered Syria.
The mass shooting in San Bernardino in 2015 became a topic of the second presidential debate Sunday when Donald Trump repeated the false claim that several witnesses saw explosives at the home of the attackers but neglected to alert law enforcement.
No issue has dogged Hillary Clinton’s campaign more than her decision to use a private email server while she was secretary of State, and Donald Trump tried to maximize the political pain with sharp sparring Sunday.
Mike Pence, asked during the vice presidential debate how he would deal with home-grown terrorists, quickly turned to a frequent talking point of his running mate: Donald Trump often says that Hillary Clinton supports a radical 550% increase in Syrian refugees.
When Jim Asher, formerly the investigative editor in the Washington bureau of the McClatchy newspaper chain, tweeted Thursday that a former longtime aide to Hillary and Bill Clinton had “told me in person #Obama born in #kenya,” he set off yet another in the seemingly endless side debates over who is to blame for which seamy aspect of contemporary politics.
Donald Trump on Monday touted stop-and-frisk as a way to combat urban crime, but the controversial policing tactic was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge and has divided experts on its effectiveness.
Keeping with the populist theme of his campaign, Donald Trump blamed bad trade deals for America’s uneven economic recovery and accused Hillary Clinton for only recently focusing attention on jobs lost overseas.
Donald Trump said he did a “great job and great service” in raising questions on President Obama’s birthplace, but the GOP nominee continued to stoke doubts about Obama’s heritage long after the president released definitive proof of his Hawaii birth.
One of the starkest differences on policy that exists between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is on guns, specifically what limitations there should be on gun ownership and the role of Congress and the courts in establishing clear guidelines.