Campaign 2016: Security front & center

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton turn their focus to security in the wake of weekend attacks.
Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton turn their focus to security in the wake of weekend attacks.

(NBC News) Weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, along with a stabbing attack in Minnesota, have turned the focus on the presidential campaign trail to security.

Donald Trump used the weekend bombings and stabbing attack to separate himself, tweeting the “Failed Obama/Hillary Clinton policies won’t keep us safe.”

Hillary Clinton offered a more measured reaction, saying “Obviously, we need to do everything we can to support our first responders. Also to pray for the victims. We have to let this investigation unfold.”

Safety may become a focus for the candidates this week.

Clinton running mate Senator Tim Kaine says Trump’s latest call for Secret Service agents protecting Clinton to disarm is part of the dangerous rhetoric coming from the Republican nominee.

“I do believe it is an inciter at a minimum, an expression of indifference to whether violence would occur,” Kaine said on Fox News.

Trump made the call because of Clinton’s views on gun control.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/2cYiBft

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