Trump calls Clinton a 'liar' over video claim

(AP) -- Democrat Hillary Clinton says Republican Donald Trump has become recruiting fodder for Islamic extremists, and Trump calls her a liar, in what could be a preview of the 2016 general election

News 12 Staff

Dec 22, 2015, 2:12 PM

Updated 3,034 days ago

Share:

Trump calls Clinton a 'liar' over video claim
(AP) -- Democrat Hillary Clinton says Republican Donald Trump has become recruiting fodder for Islamic extremists, and Trump calls her a liar, in what could be a preview of the 2016 general election campaign for president.
Trump said Monday that Clinton lied when she said during a Democratic Party debate that the Islamic State group used videos of his comments about Muslims to recruit militants.
The Republican presidential front-runner also took to Twitter to demand an apology from his leading Democratic opponent.
"She's a liar!" Trump told more than 6,000 people at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Monday evening. He also said Clinton was "crooked" and "not a president."
During Saturday's faceoff among Democrats, Clinton said Trump had become the Islamic State's "best recruiter" and said, "They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists."
There was no evidence to back the claim, and a spokeswoman later said, "She didn't have a particular video in mind."
Still, Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon, asked Monday by MSNBC if Clinton would apologize to Trump, insisted, "Hell no."
During his rally Monday at Grand Rapids' DeltaPlex Arena, Trump used crude language to portray Clinton as someone who constantly loses, citing her race against Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination in 2008.
"She was favored to win and she got schlonged, she lost," he said.
He also mocked Clinton for returning to the debate late following a commercial break. "I thought she quit, I thought she gave up," Trump joked.
He later seemed to acknowledge reports that she got delayed waiting to use a restroom: "I know where she went. It's disgusting, I don't want to talk about it."
Trump argued that he is the last person Clinton wants to run against in a general election.
"Ask Jeb Bush if he enjoys running against me," he said of the former Florida governor who has been struggling to gain traction despite a massive early fundraising advantage.
"Ask Lindsey Graham, did he enjoy running against Trump?" he said of the South Carolina senator who on Monday announced his departure from the race.
Trump also defended the kind words he's been exchanging with Russian President Vladimir Putin, brushing off criticism that he has been too kind to the Russian president.
"That's like a good thing, not a bad thing," he insisted. "Wouldn't it be nice if we could get along like with people?"
And he made clear that he is opposed to the killing of journalists, after appearing to brush off concerns about Putin's record on a Sunday morning news show.
"I don't like that, I'm totally against that," said Trump. "By the way, I hate some of these people ... and some of them are such lying, disgusting people, it's true. But I would never kill. And anybody that does I think would be despicable."


More from News 12
1:32
Family celebrates life of daughter who was fatally struck by train

Family celebrates life of daughter who was fatally struck by train

2:01
Spotty showers and partly sunny weather for the weekend in NYC

Spotty showers and partly sunny weather for the weekend in NYC

1:46
Coney Island residents feeling uneasy after elderly woman struck by MTA bus

Coney Island residents feeling uneasy after elderly woman struck by MTA bus

0:50
NYPD commissioner: Officers who shot and killed Kawaski Trawick did not commit a crime

NYPD commissioner: Officers who shot and killed Kawaski Trawick did not commit a crime

1:17
Queens-bound BQE from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street to be closed this weekend

Queens-bound BQE from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street to be closed this weekend

1:55
Backroom Books turns Red Hook Brewery into bookstore

Backroom Books turns Red Hook Brewery into bookstore

1:46
Police: Man charged with murder in connection to human head, body parts found in Flatbush apartment

Police: Man charged with murder in connection to human head, body parts found in Flatbush apartment

0:38
Police: Uber driver attacked in attempted robbery in East New York; 4 suspects wanted

Police: Uber driver attacked in attempted robbery in East New York; 4 suspects wanted

0:45
13 men plead not guilty to role in Brooklyn synagogue tunnel scuffle

13 men plead not guilty to role in Brooklyn synagogue tunnel scuffle

Police: Shooting suspect used train to flee; 18-year-old injured in Flatbush

Police: Shooting suspect used train to flee; 18-year-old injured in Flatbush

1:00
NYPD: MTA bus strikes elderly woman in Coney Island

NYPD: MTA bus strikes elderly woman in Coney Island

2:15
'City of Yes' plan receiving mixed reviews from Bay Ridge business owners, community board

'City of Yes' plan receiving mixed reviews from Bay Ridge business owners, community board

1:43
One of largest Kosher pantries in Brooklyn gives out hundreds of pounds of Passover food

One of largest Kosher pantries in Brooklyn gives out hundreds of pounds of Passover food

1:48
Leaders and advocates demand Fare Free Bus program expand citywide

Leaders and advocates demand Fare Free Bus program expand citywide

0:33
Brooklyn lawyer arraigned in theft of nearly $4 million from clients

Brooklyn lawyer arraigned in theft of nearly $4 million from clients

1:53
Irth App asking providers to drop biases that Black mothers face in health care

Irth App asking providers to drop biases that Black mothers face in health care

1:46
‘It gives you a sense of purpose’: Veterans graduate from training program at Evergreens Cemetery

‘It gives you a sense of purpose’: Veterans graduate from training program at Evergreens Cemetery

1:37
Mister Cee, a famed hip-hop DJ and key figure behind Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album, dies at 57

Mister Cee, a famed hip-hop DJ and key figure behind Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album, dies at 57

0:37
NYPD: 5 people injured after 89-year-old driver has medical episode in Bensonhurst

NYPD: 5 people injured after 89-year-old driver has medical episode in Bensonhurst

0:25
Police: Man wanted for shooting teenager with BB gun in Ocean Hill

Police: Man wanted for shooting teenager with BB gun in Ocean Hill