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Clinton calls to "repudiate the hatefulness" of Trump

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 01:41

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton condemned Republican Donald Trump for insulting the family of a fallen Muslim-American soldier, saying the Founding Fathers ''enshrined in our constitution the principle of religious liberty.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton bashed Republican rival Donald Trump during a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio. Clinton spoke of Khizr Khan, a Muslim and father of a fallen soldier, who held up a copy of the U.S. Constitution during his speech at the Democratic Republican Convention, asking Trump if he had even read it. "It was so fitting that happened in Philadelphia where our country started 240 years ago. They enshrined in our constitution the principle of religious liberty... and I want us always to stand for freedom and equality and justice and opportunity now and forever," Clinton said. Earlier on Sunday, Clinton accused Trump of scapegoating the parents of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq, after the Republican nominee took issue with remarks the soldier's father made at the convention. Trump, in an ABC interview that aired on Sunday, questioned why Ghazala Khan, mother of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, stood quietly by her husband, Khizr Khan, as he took the stage at last week's Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Trump suggested the mother might not have been "allowed" to speak. Top Republican lawmakers Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also condemned Trump's remarks in separate statements, although they did not mention their presidential candidate by name. Earlier on Sunday, Ghazala Khan took up her own defense in an opinion piece in the Washington Post, saying her husband had asked her in advance whether she would want to speak at the convention but she had decided she would be unable to do so on stage because of her pain over the 2004 death of her son.

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Clinton calls to "repudiate the hatefulness" of Trump

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 01:41