Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says Democrat rival Hillary Clinton's performance at a forum on U.S. security proves she is unfit to be president. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday (September 8) criticized the performance of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton at a security forum Wednesday night (September 7), saying she provided further proof that she is unfit to be the next president of the United States. Speaking to a group in Cleveland, Ohio, Trump said clinton "failed to take responsibility for her failed policies" with Russia, China and the Middle East. He also repeated his claimed that Clinton's actions helped unleash the Islamic State militant group. The televised "Commander-in-Chief" forum on Wednesday, attended by military veterans, was the first time Trump and Clinton had squared off on the same stage since accepting their parties' White House nominations in July, although they did not appear at the same time. It offered a prelude to how Clinton and Trump will deal with questions of national security in their three upcoming presidential debates later in September and in October. Some of Trump's foreign policy positions, such as his proposal to fight terrorism by imposing a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country, have alarmed not just Democrats but many in his own party's leadership. Trump, who has never held elected office, has criticized Clinton's judgment, attacking her vote in favor of the 2003 Iraq war and her support for the U.S. intervention in Libya in 2011. The Republican candidate was widely criticized recently when he called her a "co-founder," along with Obama, of Islamic State.