The Hillary Clinton campaign once again trotted out its stumbling and bumbling communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, to defend Hillary’s claim during the debate that ISIS is using Donald Trump’s statements to recruit new terrorists.
“He is becoming ISIS’s best recruiter,” Clinton said during last night’s Democratic presidential debate. “They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists. I want to explain why this is not in America’s interest to react with this kind of fear and respond to this kind of bigotry.”
When pressed to prove the candidate’s claim, Palmieri fumbled her way through an answer and instead, tried to shift the focus to Trump.
When asked to respond to Trump’s accusation this morning that Clinton lied, Palmieri said, “Um, the uh, uh, you know, Donald Trump I think was talking — uh, you know, what Secretary Clinton was saying last night is that one of the many dangerous things about Donald Trump is that, uh, his hot rhetoric, say we should not allow Muslim refugees into the country is being used and this is something site, international, uh, uh, international group who monitors social media and, uh, on ISIS…,” Palmieri said, seemingly out of breath.
Host George Stephanopoulos interjected, “But there have been no videos…”
“Well what they have said is that they are using him, they, he is being used in social media by ISIS as propaganda.
“She didn’t have a particular video in mind but he’s being used in social media, um, and uh, you know, what they haven’t found is, this group hasn’t found the video Mr. Trump keeps talking about this alleged mystery video of thousands of people in (New) Jersey cheering, uh, collapse of the World Trade Center,” Palmieri said.
“But it is true he is being used in social media, by, um, ISIS to, to, help recruit.”
She stated again Clinton was not referring to a “specific” video.
During an appearance on Meet The Press, Trump slammed Clinton’s accusation.
“Right, nobody has been able to back that up. It’s nonsense,” Trump said. “It’s just another Hillary lie.”
“She lies like crazy about everything, whether it’s trips where she was being gunned down in a helicopter or an airplane, she’s a liar and everybody knows that,” he said. “But she just made this up in thin air.”