Clinton campaign chairman: Hillary stands by claim ISIS is recruiting off of Trump
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona The Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts Hickenlooper announces Senate bid MORE’s presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta, says the Democratic front-runner is sticking by her claim that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is using Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE in recruitment videos.

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“Well, look, Chuck, your own network ran a piece citing the most important organization that follows ISIS on social media that said that they’re using social media, they’re using Donald Trump as a recruitment tool, so that’s what she was referencing, and that’s the interpretation we made,” Podesta said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

"And I think that if you look at what’s going on in the Middle East, the fact that Mr. Trump is on television all the time, the fact that ISIS is using him as a recruitment tool is a very fair charge," he added.

"He has become a very important recruitment tool for ISIS."

Host Chuck Todd pushed back, saying the NBC report Podesta cited only said the GOP front-runner “might” be used by terrorists in recruitment videos.

“If you go back and look at social media, if you look at what is going on they are definitely pointing to Mr. Trump,” Podesta rebutted.

Todd asked Podesta if Clinton stood by the statement.

“She does,” he said.

Clinton said at Saturday’s Democratic primary debate that ISIS is “going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.”

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