Trump Demands Media Focus On Clinton's Video Comment, Ignores That ISIS Can Use His Words To Recruit

Trump Demands Media Focus On Clinton's Video Comment, Ignores That ISIS Can Use His Words To Recruit

Jonathan Karl: "Is There Any Doubt That ISIS Would Use What You're Saying About Muslims?"

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From the December 22 edition of ABC's Good Morning America:

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JONATHAN KARL: Donald Trump remains on top, and he is now aiming his harshest attacks at Hillary Clinton. Overnight at a packed rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Donald Trump went on an odd diatribe against Hillary Clinton, using a sexually derogatory term to describe how she got beat by Barack Obama in 2008.

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(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

HILLARY CLINTON: They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists. 

(END VIDEO CLIP)

KARL: Clinton's campaign has provided no direct evidence that that's happened. Trump has demanded an apology. Hillary Clinton says "hell no," she won't apologize. You've demanded an apology. What now?

DONALD TRUMP: Well look, she lies and she's been a liar whether it's the emails or so many other things --

KARL: She said "hell no." I mean, it sounds like it's definitely not an apology. [CROSSTALK]

TRUMP: She doesn't want to apologize, that's OK. I mean, that's up to her. But she lied, and she should apologize.

KARL: But the argument that she's making beyond the video is that your words are being broadcast throughout the Arab world and, you know, why -- I mean, is there any doubt that ISIS would use what you're saying about Muslims?

TRUMP: But there is no argument beyond the video. She said Donald Trump is on a video and they're distributing the video -- you know, et cetera, et cetera, OK? And there really is no argument beyond the video. They are using lots of things, I imagine to recruit but they didn't use me on a video, and I'm not sure they used me at all, frankly.

Previously:

Media Fixate On Clinton "Video" Remark, Ignore That ISIS Does Reportedly Recruit Using Trump's Islamophobia

Media False Equivalence: Clinton's ISIS Statement Compared To Trump's Dangerous 9/11 Lies

Media Matters' Brock: "The Story Isn't What Donald Trump Wants The Story To Be," It's Trump's "Dangerous" Rhetoric

United Nations Refugee Chief Condemns Trump-Style Rhetoric As Best Propaganda For ISIS

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