Clinton Makes Big Claim Against Trump on ISIS

Says they're using videos of his speeches to recruit
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2015 8:57 PM CST
Clinton Makes Big Claim Against Trump on ISIS
Hillary Clinton speaks during the Democratic debate.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Hillary Clinton made a striking claim against Donald Trump in Saturday night's debate. Saying that he was becoming the Islamic State's "best recruiter," Clinton alleged that ISIS was using clips of Trump's speeches to gain converts, reports Time. "They are going out people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists," she said. Trump, she added, "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." But is the part about the ISIS videos accurate? "It's not actually clear," notes a post at Vox.

"I would be surprised if they had and we didn't hear about it in a big way," ISIS expert JM Berger tells the website. However, Berger added that it's possible given how many videos ISIS puts out that Clinton is talking about one he hasn't seen. "I haven't been watching scrupulously lately, but they have enjoyed him in tweets at least." ABC News, host of the debate, has asked both the Clinton and Trump camps to comment further. (Read more Hillary Clinton 2016 stories.)

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