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Trump: 'Pretty Pathetic' for Hillary to Blame Me for SC Shooting

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By    |   Friday, 19 Jun 2015 02:01 PM

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has fired back at Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton after she hinted that rhetoric he used during his campaign launch could "trigger" a violent event, such as the shooting at the church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Clinton said in an interview Thursday, "Public discourse is sometimes hotter and more negative than it should be, which can, in my opinion, trigger someone who is less than stable."

"I think we have to speak out against it," Clinton added. "Like, for example, a recent entry into the Republican presidential campaign said some very inflammatory things about Mexicans. Everybody should stand up and say that's not acceptable."

Clinton was referring to comments Trump made during his speech when he described illegal immigrants from Mexico as criminals and "rapists."

On Friday morning, Trump posted a video on Instagram responding to Clinton's comments, according to The Washington Times.

"Wow, it's pretty pathetic that Hillary Clinton just blamed me for the horrendous attack that took place in South Carolina. This is why politicians are just no good. Our country's in trouble," he said in the short clip titled, "Hillary Clinton reaches new low."

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Trump said the real estate tycoon, who canceled a sold-out campaign event in the state after the shooting, sends his prayers and condolences to the people of South Carolina.

"At this time of national sorrow, a responsible leader should be focused on uniting and healing the country," said Sam Nunberg, according to Breitbart.

"Mr. Trump believes that Hillary Clinton does not have any credibility when she blames words for violence. This is the same politician who lied to the world after she failed to take proper steps to secure the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and falsely blamed the radical Islamic attack on a YouTube video. This is the same person who illegally deleted her emails after getting a subpoena from the U.S. Congress."

Nunberg added it is "totally inappropriate" for Clinton to use the tragedy to attack a political opponent.

"She must be nervous about something," he said, hinting that Clinton must feel threatened by Trump's entry into the presidential race.

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GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has fired back at Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton after she hinted that rhetoric he used during his campaign launch could "trigger" a violent event, such as the shooting at the church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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