New York - US presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, lashed out during a rally in Tuesday, at Donald Trump following his hate-laden and distasteful comments against Muslims on Monday.
New York – US presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, lashed out during a rally in Tuesday, at Donald Trump following his hate-laden and distasteful comments against Muslims on Monday.
In a reference to the comment made by Trump against the whole Muslim community, the former US Secretary of State described the rhetoric by some republican candidate as “ugly and distasteful.”
Clinton expressed her disgust at the fearmongering rhetoric used by Trump in recent weeks.
“Donald Trump has a made a name for himself in the last month by trafficking in prejudice and paranoia,” she said.
She described his call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States as an “insult,” and a “shameless and dangerous idea.”
“His latest insult is latest call to stop all Muslims from entering the United States,” she emphasized.
“This is both a shameless and dangerous idea at a time when American should be doing everything we can to lead the fight to defeat ISIS and other radical jihadists.”
The former First Lady stressed that the hateful rhetoric used by Trump “plays right into the hands” of radical jihadists.
Clinton pointed out that while many other republican candidates distanced themselves from Donald Trump and said that his comments “went too far,” they have adopted the same hateful rhetoric against Muslims.
“Some of his republican candidates said that his latest comments have gone too far. But the truth is many of them have already said extreme things against Muslims,” she said.
“They are all driving the same language that jihadists want to advance: that we are at war not with barbarous, violent murderers, but with an entire religion. This is a grave mistake.”
Clinton stressed that for the government to be able to defeat jihadist, it has to work with Muslims in the US and around the world.
On the other hand, the democratic candidate said that there nearly three million Muslims, pointing that many of them have “made great contribution” to America.
“They deserve better than this and we need them to work with us,” she said.