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Trump, Clinton duel over Orlando massacre

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>> After the massacre in Orlando, the deadliest attack on US soil since 9/11, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are searching for the right responses to this tragedy.>> We need to tell the truth about radical Islam.>> We will overcome. The threats of terror.>> I'm James Oliphant.
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Political correspondent for Reuters.>> This is a very dark moment.>> For Trump, it's an opportunity to flip the page after a difficult week where he came under fire from other Republicans for his comments about the heritage on a federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against Trump University. Ironically Since Trump was roasted last week, this week when it comes to Muslim extremism, as far as many Republicans are concerned racial profiling is fair game.
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>> We cannot continue to allow thousands upon thousands of people to pour into our country, many of who have the same thought process as this savage killer.>> He is revisiting his proposal to enact a temporary ban on Muslim immigration in the hope that this issue gives him an edge with voters who are worried about national security.
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They're trying to take over our children and convince them how wonderful ISIS is.>> While Trump would seem to have the political leg up, Clinton went all out Monday to try to play it for her own advantage by invoking the gun issue.>> If the FBI is watching you for a suspected terrorist links, you shouldn't be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked.
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>> Thank you.>> It remains to be seen whether national security and counter-terrorism remains as a major issue, as we've seen before in this election in the tragedies in Paris and San Bernardino, it rises up on the radar, but quickly takes a back seat to concerns over the economy.
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It's a different way for Clinton and Democrats to get mileage out of a gun control issue>> That normally hasn't shown a lot of traction with voters.>>
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The question is whether the issue this time will have some staying power.