Donald Trump is criticizing Hillary Clinton for not saying the words “radical Islam” in her nomination acceptance speech.
Trump says, “Our way of life is under threat by Radical Islam and Hillary Clinton cannot even bring herself to say the words.”
Trump unleased the criticism in a series of tweets in reaction to the speech. He is picking up a frequent Republican criticism of Democrats’ approach to fighting radicalism.
Neither Clinton nor President Barack Obama uses the phrase “radical Islam” because they say it is misleading — the ideology motivating terrorists does not reflect true Islam, they say. Republicans argue the failure to use the label has hampered the fight.
In her speech, Clinton said she will defeat the Islamic State group and work to fight radicalization of young people in the U.S. and abroad.
There are some signs of discontent amid the celebration of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination.
As Clinton spoke, several people in the crowd at the Democratic National Convention unfurled a banner that said “Wikileaks.” It’s a reference to the leaked party emails that some say show the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton over primary rival Bernie Sanders.
Near the Hawaii delegation, a few delegates waved signs for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Some Sanders delegates sat quietly throughout the speech.
For much of Clinton’s speech, a bright red sign stood out from the sea of campaign posters. It read, “Keep your promises.”
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Clinton struggled to keep command of the arena. She was repeatedly interrupted by chants of “Hillary!” — that was her supporters’ way of drowning out hecklers.
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