Trump lays out national security plan, Clinton hammers away on the economy

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(KPLR) - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were both on the campaign trail Monday in key battleground states.  Trump spoke in Youngstown, Ohio, where he focused his speech on national security.  He is proposing what he calls “extreme” vetting of immigrants who want to come to America in order to know exactly who is trying to come to the United States.  He did point out that, “our administration would be a friend to all moderate Muslim reformers in the Middle East.”  But he added, “the time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today.”  He calls his new plan, “extreme vetting.”

Meanwhile in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton appeared with Vice President Joe Biden.  Biden spoke nearly twice as long as the Democratic presidential candidate.  Biden pulled no punches, calling Trump ``totally, thoroughly unqualified'' to be president and a dangerous voice on national security.  Clinton, meanwhile, spent much of her speech talking about the economy.  She said that her plan to cut taxes on the middle class, while forcing the wealthy to “pay their fair share”, would lead to a stronger, fairer economy where everyone can contribute to the growth.  She also took a swipe at her GOP rival, saying, “We need serious leadership.  This is not a reality TV show.  This is as real as it gets.”

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