Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed the terror attacks in New York City, New Jersey and Minnesota over the weekend, saying "there's much more we need to do" to combat domestic and international terrorism.
In a direct comparison to her challenger, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump who received his first national security briefings in the past few weeks, the former secretary of state said she's "the only candidate in this race who has been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield."
She also said Trump's rhetoric has been "seized on by the terrorists" as a recruiting tool. "We’re going after the bad guys and we’re going to get them but we’re not going to go after an entire religion," Clinton added.
The Trump campaign shot back.
“Hillary Clinton’s comments today accusing Mr. Trump of treason are not only beyond the pale, it’s also an attempt to distract from her horrible record on ISIS," said Jason Miller, spokesman for the campaign.
Miller blamed Clinton for creating "the vacuum that led to the founding of ISIS" by supporting the reduction of troops in Iraq in 2011.
Holding a news conference on the tarmac in White Plains, N.Y. before she flew to Philadelphia to give a speech focused on Millennials, Clinton pointed to her plan to address the terror threat within the United States.
She called for an "intelligence surge" to disrupt plans before they happen as well as close coordination with Silicon Valley, saying "the government cannot do this without the tech communities."
"The recruitment and radicalization that goes on online has to be much more vigorously intercepted and prevented," Clinton said, which is how, she says, tech companies can assist the federal government.
She also called for greater cooperation between local, state and federal law enforcement and for local law enforcement to build stronger relationships with the Muslim-American community.
Clinton said the "lone wolf" phenomenon is one the U.S. must "invest more time and more resources into combating."
Internationally, Clinton called for an "accelerated" air campaign against ISIS by the United States and its "coalition," more support of Kurdish and Arab forces on the ground and aggressive diplomacy in Iraq and Syria.