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Clinton condemns Trump's rhetoric after violent rallies

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 00:49

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton says the ''ugly, devisive'' rhetoric from GOP front-runner Donald Trump is wrong and dangerous. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday (March 12) criticized GOP front-runner Donald Trump for "ugly, divisive rhetoric" that she said encourages aggression and violence. "If you play with matches, you can start a fire you can't control. That is not leadership, that is political arson," said Clinton at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland. Her comments come a day after rowdy protests on Friday (March 11) shut down the New York billionaire's rally in Chicago. More disruptions broke out at a rally in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, but were quickly contained as Trump blamed them on Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Trump's Republican rivals have hurled scorn at the New York billionaire, saying he helped create the nervous atmosphere that is now sweeping the race for the White House with his fiery rhetoric. Trump blamed Sanders supporters for the incidents in Chicago, where scuffles broke out between protesters and backers of the real estate magnate. He called the U.S. senator from Vermont "our communist friend." The scenes in Chicago follow a series of recent incidents of violence at Trump rallies, in which protesters and journalists have been punched, tackled and hustled out of venues, raising concerns about degrading security leading into the Nov. 8 election.

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Clinton condemns Trump's rhetoric after violent rallies

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 00:49