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Published On: Wed, Jun 15th, 2016

Transcript: Hillary Clinton says Trump is ‘shameful’ and ‘Americans don’t need conspiracy theories’

You see, I draw from our history that labor is central to whatever we want to achieve. I’m going to be a strong partner and advocate for the American labor movement, for working people, for your rights and your opportunities to make the very best possible living in the greatest country on earth. These are the issues that are in my heart. I will be talking about them in the weeks ahead. They’re really at the center of my campaign.

But today, there are different things on my mind – and probably on yours, too, as Leo said.

We are all still reeling from what happened on Sunday in Orlando. Another terrorist attack – not overseas, but here at home.  So many Americans killed and wounded. A hate crime at an LGBT nightclub, right in the middle of Pride Month.  The deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States.

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The losses stretch all the way to Pennsylvania.  Two of the victims were from this state. Akyra Murray, a high school basketball star from Philadelphia, was killed; she was just 18 years old.  And her friend Patience Carter, also from Philadelphia, was shot.  It’s a poignant reminder that even in a country as big as ours, we are all connected.  And our hearts are with Patience and Akyra’s families, and all the families who are grieving now.

Since Sunday, we’ve been trying to make sense of what happened, and what we can do together to prevent future attacks.

Yesterday in Cleveland, I once again laid out my plan for defeating ISIS and the broader radical jihadist movement, around the world and online and for combating radicalization here at home, including a special focus on detecting and preventing so-called ‘lone wolf’ attacks like we saw in Orlando and San Bernardino.  These attacks are carried out by individuals who may or may not have any direct contact with an organization like ISIS, but are inspired, primarily over the internet, by its twisted ideology.

I reemphasized the importance of working with Muslim communities here at home, who are often the most likely to recognize radicalization before it’s too late.  After the attacks in Paris, Brussels and San Bernardino, I met with homeland security officials and Muslim community leaders in Minneapolis and Los Angeles, to hear their ideas for building stronger partnerships.  We need to lift up voices of moderation and tolerance.

I also said something I’ve been saying from the very beginning of this campaign: I believe we Americans are capable of both protecting our Second Amendment rights while making sure guns don’t fall into the wrong hands.  The terrorist in Orlando was the definition of ‘the wrong hands.’  And weapons of war have no place in our streets.

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