Hillary: Trump ‘Phony Strength’ Is Making Fight Against Terrorism Harder

Sunday in an interview aired on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “phony strength” makes the job of defeating ISIS harder. Clinton said, “What unfortunately Donald Trump has done is made our job harder and given a lot of aid and comfort to ISIS operatives, even ISIS officials who want to create this as some kind of clash of civilization, a religious war. It’s not. And we can’t let it become that.” When asked about Trump projecting strong leadership Clinton said, “Well, there’s phony strength and there’s real strength. It’s phony strength to not know what you’re talking about and to make outrageous statements that will actually make our job harder no matter how, in the moment, it sounds. Real strength is leveling with the American people and making it clear, we will defeat ISIS. I do believe that. But that we have got to make sure that here at home we’re not opening doors to people who feel that somehow they want to be part of this global movement because Donald Trump has said it’s a war between us and them, and that’s pretty attractive to people. And we’re