Islamic State is 'rooting' for Donald Trump, says Hillary Clinton

Islamic State is 'rooting' for Donald Trump, says Hillary Clinton

After last night's Commander-In-Chief forum, a significant deal of discussion appears to suggest that NBC's Matt Lauer didn't give viewers the preview they wanted for his upcoming moderation of the first 2016 presidential debate.

Trump additionally courted controversy by repeating his assertions that the United States should have kept Iraq's oil after the invasion in 2003 to ensure that to the victor go the spoils.

Asked about what critics call her hawkish foreign policy record, Clinton said: "We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again and we are not putting ground troops into Syria".

Trump did little to counter the criticism that he lacks detailed policy proposals, particularly regarding the Islamic State group.

Clinton said she will convene a national security meeting Friday with former advisers to Presidents Obama and George W. Bush, including Homeland Security Secretaries Michael Chertoff and Janet Napolitano, and retired Navy Admiral Jim Stavridis.

During the forum, Trump also insisted on repeating a claim that has been previously debunked - that the businessman was "totally against the war in Iraq".

OK, so Lauer did push back a bit on Trump's praise of Putin-whom Trump has lauded as a great leader, apparently for calling Trump's "brilliant"-noting that Putin is at work in the world undermining USA interests, and is implicated in the hacking of the email system of the Democratic National Committee". Trump told us he has a plan but apparently he does not, or wants to compare notes with the generals. "As I said, many of Trump's supporters are hard-working Americans who just don't feel like the economy or our political system are working for them".

"It suggests he will let Putin do whatever Putin wants to do and then make excuses for him", Clinton said. "But I don't think she is losing us here in North Carolina". The first debate is set for September 26, and will be moderated by NBC's Lester Holt.

By virtue of a coin flip, Clinton took the stage first and quickly found herself responding at length to questions about her years in government.

Islamic State is 'rooting' for Donald Trump, says Hillary Clinton
Islamic State is 'rooting' for Donald Trump, says Hillary Clinton

The leading topic during the forum and in the media coverage afterwards was the continued issue of Clinton's use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State. During today's press conference, Clinton reaffirmed her commitment to defeating ISIS and said she would make it a top priority to hunt down the terrorist group's leader and bring him to justice as the US did with Osama bin Laden. Or he might have questioned why Trump would invite a rival government, headed by a dictator whose opponents often turn up dead, to hack into the email server of a former USA secretary of state for the presumed objective of exposing whatever state secrets Trump is insinuating exist on that server.

News knows the "Commander-in-Chief Forum" was not Matt Lauer's finest hour.

Clinton elaborated on those remarks at the Thursday press conference, saying putting a significant number of U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria would "fulfill one of (ISIS') dearest wishes which is to drag the United States back into a ground war in that region".

Trump stood by a previous comment that appeared to blame military sexual assaults on men and women serving together, but added that he would not seek to remove women from the military. And for the first time, he opened the door to granting legal status to people living in the US illegally who join the military.

Trump, who said at a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, Tuesday he expected "very big" figures, has thus far pulled in $128 million in campaign funds, however, almost half has come from his own pockets.

I am an expert on sexism in the work place, and this is exactly what it looks like.

One point The Times and others honed in on was the fact that Lauer did not challenge Trump on his assertion, which he's made throughout the campaign, that he'd opposed the Iraq war from the beginning. He replied, "Yeah, I guess so".

While GOP candidates are often seen by voters as having an advantage on military and national security issues, Trump is far from a traditional Republican.

Trump also drew fire for criticising the military.

Charleston Southern players are suspended from Saturday's game against FSU
The Buccaneers are already a 37.5-point underdog against the Seminoles, who rallied to a 45-34 victory against then-No. The school reported violations for improper use of book money on non-book items at the campus bookstore.

Related News:

  • Lance Stephenson agrees to deal with Pelicans

    Lance Stephenson agrees to deal with Pelicans

    Stephenson was the 40th pick in the 2010 draft after being one of the top basketball prospects in high school in 2008 and 2009. Free-agent guard Lance Stephenson has agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical .

    Trump May Owe IRS More for Foundation's Political Donation

    The $25,000 he transferred from the foundation to Bondi was an illegal donation; charitable groups can not give to campaigns. Who can blame them? The $25,000 from Trump's foundation wasn't the only support Bondi received from the Republican.
    Gronkowski could see game time with Pats at Arizona

    Gronkowski could see game time with Pats at Arizona

    The report suggests via two sources , "that barring an unexpected setback, (Gronkowski) should be good to go" Sunday. I guess that comes with the territory when you're a 6'6, 260-pound tight end who runs like a gazelle.
  • Kansas City Chiefs pumped for return to Arrowhead Stadium

    Kansas City Chiefs pumped for return to Arrowhead Stadium

    Reid did not commit to naming Spencer Ware as the team's starter, saying all the team's backs other than Charles would play. Late in the fourth quarter, Rivers converted on fourth down three times to march San Diego deep into Kansas City territory.
    VW engineer pleads guilty in emissions case, will cooperate

    VW engineer pleads guilty in emissions case, will cooperate

    The engineer said he was also involved in a 2014 recall by VW that meant to update the cars' software and cover up the scheme. Liang is cooperating with authorities in the U.S. , where he has lived since 2008. "That's what makes me guilty".

    World leaders condemn North Korea's 5th, most powerful nuclear test

    Park says South Korea will employ all available measures to put more pressure on North Korea. The Chinese government did not address further sanctions, but also condemned the test.
  • Newton did not need to leave game after hit by Broncos

    Newton did not need to leave game after hit by Broncos

    Newton drove the offense into Broncos territory, but the drive stalled and the Panthers kicked a field goal with 4:21 left. While Stewart was penalized for his hit, Deadspin had this collection of more helmet shots that Newton absorbed.
    REX successfully launches ASU & U OF A celebrate

    REX successfully launches ASU & U OF A celebrate

    Bennu is thought to be covered with organic compounds dating back to the earliest days of the solar system. Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science division .

    Denzel, Fuqua debut a more modern 'Magnificent Seven'

    These character actor roles are what bring so much to the film as an ensemble piece with plenty of enjoyable character interplay. And I won't get black people go see it if all it is is the slaves. "Hey, we're all fucking magnificent! ".
  • Obama recognises crisis with Russian Federation over Syria

    The leaders unanimously adopted the G20 Blueprint on Innovative Growth, which reflects their desire to find the right path toward sustainable and healthy growth.
    Wells Fargo employees fired after 2 million fake accounts discovered

    Wells Fargo employees fired after 2 million fake accounts discovered

    Will you still bank with Wells Fargo? It could also open the door for regulators to review the practices at other banks, he said. Around 5,300 workers have lost their jobs as a result. "They nearly doubled our goals and decreased our incentive pay".

    Finch and Bailey power Australia to series win over Sri Lanka

    Earlier allrounder John Hastings was the hero with the ball as the Victorian returned career-best figures of 6-45. Pathirana got the wickets of danger man Finch and Usman Khawaja for nought in his opening over of the innings.

Most liked

No. 5 MI routs Central Florida 51-14, another easy win
In receiving, Jehu Chesson posted 43 yards in 3 receptions while Amara Darboh added 42 yards and a touchdown in 3 catches. UCF amassed 466 total yards of offense in the win thanks to a balance of 201 rushing yards and 265 passing yards.

New move: Pro wrestling star CM Punk making debut in UFC 203
I don't want to be protected. "After this fight I want to climb and keep climbing to the top". I was a kid in my last fight and I have matured a lot.

Nuclear test: What does North Korea want?
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen a robust increase in the number and kinds of missiles tested this year. I believe there will be the usual set of responses to the blast, which was the North's fifth nuclear test.