Hillary Clinton slams Donald Trump for 'shameful' comments on Obama

Donald Trump celebrated his 70th birthday with a speech at an election rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Tuesday, hitting back at attacks lodged by his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama.

Clinton alleged that Trump's remarks have become inflammatory in the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack by an Afghan-origin American youth.

Sanders and Clinton met at a Washington hotel "and had a positive discussion about their primary campaign, about unifying the party and about the risky threat that Donald Trump poses to our nation", a Clinton campaign official said after the meeting.

Responded Obama: "There's no magic to the phrase 'radical Islam.' It's a political talking point".

Clinton dismissed Trump's claim that he's "the real friend" of the LGBT community as she released the campaign video via Twitter. "We have to make sure we are going down the right path and we are going down the wrong path and our country is in serious trouble". "We have a president who wants to be so politically correct that he doesn't want to use the term radical Islamic terrorism".

While speaking about the Orlando nightclub shooting, Trump said that the United States has to be more vigilant in its fight against terrorism, apparently proposing the monitoring of mosques as a solution.

But Clinton argued that banning Muslims would only help the enemy. Neither would a wall. "How that can happen in our country today is one of the great insults to law enforcement".

A slim majority of people polled disapprove of Donald Trump's response to Sunday's terrorist shooting in Florida. "And it is yet more evidence that he is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be commander in chief".

Trump supporters said they agreed with their candidate, who was also celebrating his birthday. "He would call it what it is", she said.

She proposed strengthening US law enforcement and intelligence, implementing stricter gun laws and maintaining foreign relations as the keys to combating terrorism. "We will assemble a team from across the government, private sector and our communities to get on top of this challenge", Clinton said.

"If you're somebody who holds bigoted views about one minority, who's to say that you won't hold them about another minority?" he said. Earlier that day, he suggested that Obama was sympathetic to Islamic extremists, telling Fox News: "People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can't even mention the words 'radical Islamic terrorism.' There's something going on".

  • Hannah Rogers