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Clinton hopes to win by avoiding Trump's attacks

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>> She should get an award from them as the founder of ISIS. Her temperament is the temperament of a loser.>> As Donald Trump continues to throw fire, Hillary Clinton employing a different strategy. Stay away from the flame and let it burn out. Reuters political correspondent, Amanda Becker.
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>> This is a very deliberate move by Clinton and her campaign. So, for the most part, they're choosing to sit back, not engage with Trump on some of the things he's saying. And focus on kind of these really specialized, targeted local events. And try and get as good of coverage as they can kind of in these local newspapers and on these local television stations in the swing states that they need to win in November.
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>> And you know what they say about men with small hands.>> The republican primaries helped Clinton learn how to handle Trump. His opponent, Marco Rubio, who was once the republican mainstream's favorite, tried to go toe-to-toe with Trump but ended up hurting himself.>> If you are running to be president, or you are president of the United States words can have tremendous consequences.
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>> Clinton on the other hand, is consciously trying to keep a lower profile. While Trump holds large rallies and dominates national headlines.>> Trump has said in not so many words all publicity is good publicity. And that did worked for him during the Republican primary. But what strategists we're telling me is in general elections it's different.
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You can't just dominate the coverage, you have to win the coverage. So he might be getting a lot of headlines. He might be getting a lot of airtime but it's not necessarily the sort of coverage that's going to help his campaign. And Republicans told me it could even be drowning out, more substantive coverage that we could be hearing about Clinton and some of her shortcomings to his detriment.
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>> Trump may have missed one opportunity to launch a more concrete attack against his rival. Last week, 44 new emails from Clinton's private server were released. Raising questions about ties between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department while she was Secretary of State. The potential controversy overshadowed by Trump suggesting Second Amendment advocates could stop Clinton's Supreme Court nominations.
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A comment, some say, was inciting violence against Clinton.>> Let's go out and build the future, thank you all.