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Trump defends Saddam Hussein remark and 'star' controversy

Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 01:33

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tries to clarify his remarks from the previous day when he said Saddam Hussein was good at killing terrorists and also defended his campaign's use of a star in a tweet that was criticized as anti-Semitic. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday (June 6) tried to clarify his remarks from the previous day when he said the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was great at killing terrorists and also defended his campaign's use of a star in a tweet that was criticized as being anti-Semitic because it resembled the Star of David. Speaking at a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, Trump also tried to clarify his comments made in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday that Iraq was "Harvard for terrorism". Trump had made a social media post over the weekend that included an image depicting Democratic rival Hillary Clinton against a backdrop of cash and a Star of David. Clinton and his critics called the image anti-Semitic. The Nazis forced Jews to wear a Star of David on their clothing to identify themselves during the Holocaust.

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Trump defends Saddam Hussein remark and 'star' controversy

Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 01:33