Presidential Candidates Discuss Strategy for Dealing With Terror Attacks

Donald Trump calls for strong action while Hillary Clinton gives a more measured response.
2:51 | 09/19/16

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And now to the politics of terror and the race for president tonight both candidates responding and swiftly but we've very different approaches it look at these numbers tonight the most recent polling. I'm cool Americans trust to handle terrorism Hillary Clinton 48%. Donald Trump 45 a virtual fly and who would be the better commander in chief Clinton fifty trump 45 again within the margin of error. So tonight we let both of their approaches on this play out and you decide here's ABC's Tommy Thomas from fort it's an. Tonight don't troll predicting cushy treatment for the suspect in the bold attack. Today. We have caught his evil god he will be given a fully modern and updated hospital room. And L probably. Even have room service knowing the way our country is. All of the good of the New York exclusion troupe was put to clerical clothing before all the facts were read. I must tell you that. Just before it got off the plane a bomb went off in new York and nobody knows exactly. What's going on today he congratulated himself for being ahead of the game. I should paid newscaster because I called let me put that news. But what what I said was exactly corrected everybody says wiley was right he voted to do about it give me a break. Trump says the attack highlights a broken immigration system. And medications. This just can't shift from where there's nobody really knows what is what is happening there plotting to keep plodding. He's calling once again for increased profiling. Our local police as they know who a lot of these people they're particularly think about it because they if they don't want to be accused of profiling. And they don't want to be accused of also to take issue we have a choice. With the ball went off Saturday night Hillary Clinton addressed reporters on her plate and also calling it a bombing before officials did he did so. Always. Wiser to wait until you. Information. Making conclusions. Clinton says trumps words are recruiting tool for crisis but tying his rhetoric and language that mr. trump has used. Is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries. And Clinton returning to the issue of temperament. This is safe fast moving situation. And a sobering reminder that we need steady leadership in a dangerous world. So let's get right to top down a slot in Florida with us tonight a top that first debate now one week away the stakes could not be higher tonight we're learning to key topics. That's right the Commission on Presidential Debates has released a topic for the first debate. He'll be America's direction achieving prosperity and security America we do know they Hillary Clinton is deep in her debate prep. Donald Trump is choosing to prepare over this coming weekend. David -- novelist with us again tonight Tom thank.

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