Hillary Clinton Uses The Phrase ‘Radical Islamism’

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton laid out a plan Monday to address lone-wolf terrorism and used the term “radical Islamism” after criticism from Donald Trump for her choice of words.

“We have to defeat radical Jihadist terrorism and we will,” Clinton said on the “Today” show. “To me radical jihadism, radical Islamism, they mean the same thing. I’m happy to say either.”

Trump said Sunday that “if Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words ‘Radical Islam’ she should get out of this race for the Presidency.”

“All this talk and demagoguery is not going to solve problems,” Clinton said. “I’m not going to demonize and demagogue and declare war on an entire religion. That’s just plain dangerous and plays into ISIS’s hands.” (RELATED: Trump Calls On Hillary To Drop Out If She Can’t Say ‘Radical Islam’ Led To Orlando Attack)

Trump on Monday is expected to give a speech about national security, and Clinton touched on her own plans to combat terrorism. She said she would reinstate the assault weapons ban, and prevent people on America’s no-fly list from purchasing guns. Clinton also added she would create a federal law enforcement team dedicated to addressing the threat of “lone wolf” terror attacks.