Trump Unhappy With New York Bombing Suspect's Access to Hospital, Lawyer

Trump Unhappy With New York Bombing Suspect's Access to Hospital, Lawyer

The Voice of America

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump expressed displeasure with the medical care and legal representation going to the suspect arrested in Saturday's bombing in New York City.Ahmad Khan Rahami was hospitalized Monday after being shot as he tried to evade police."Now we will give him amazing hospitalization. He will be taken care of by some of the best doctors in the world," Trump told supporters in Florida. "And on top of all of that, he will be represented by an outstanding lawyer. His case will go through the various court systems for years and in the end people will forget and his punishment will not be what it once would have been."The U.S. Constitution guarantees defendants the right to legal representation.Trump reiterated his criticism of the U.S. immigration system that he says does not do an adequate job of screening people for security risks. "You can't have vetting if you don't look at ideology. And Hillary Clinton refuses to consider an applicant's world view and thus their likelihood of being recruited into the terror cause at some later date, which is going to happen in many, many cases," Trump said. The candidate's son, Donald Trump Jr., also drew a big response Monday with a picture he posted on Twitter comparing Syrian refugees to candy and decrying a "politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first.""If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful?" reads the text above a bowl of the candy. Skittles maker Wrigley issued a statement disagreeing with Trump's post."Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don't feel it's an appropriate analogy," the company said.Clinton said Monday she also wants "tough vetting" but said the U.S. is "well-equipped" to keep out potential terrorists."And we can do so with keeping smart law enforcement, good intelligence, and in concert with our values," she said.The Democratic candidate said her opponent's anti-immigration statements are helping terror groups recruit."We know that a lot of the rhetoric we've heard from Donald Trump has been seized on by terrorists, in particular ISIS, because they are looking to make this into a war against Islam rather than a war against jihadists," she said.Clinton also said she hopes to utilize experts in the technology hub in California's Silicon Valley to help come up with ways to monitor internet conversations among plotters "to counter terrorism attacks before they occur."Trump and Clinton are set to square off face to face in the first of their three scheduled presidential debates on September 26.

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