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With guest host Jane Clayson.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lay out visions for fighting terrorism, in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting. We’ll unpack the proposals.

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) speak on Monday, June 13, 2016. (Andrew Harnik | Jim Cole / AP)
Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) speak on Monday, June 13, 2016. (Andrew Harnik | Jim Cole / AP)

After Sunday’s tragedy in Orlando—49 people killed at a night club, the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history — it didn’t take long for the presidential candidates to respond. Donald Trump doubled-down on his temporary Muslim immigration ban, even though the shooter was born in New York. Clinton called for gun control AND a broader terrorist watch list. This hour On Point, we’ll dissect the candidates’ speeches and hear the latest from Orlando. — Jane Clayson

Guests

Catherine Welch, news director at WMFE in Orlando. (@CWELCHFL)

Ginger Gibson, campaign reporter at Reuters, covering Donald Trump. (@GingerGibson)

Sahil Kapur, political reporter for Bloomberg News, covering Hillary Clinton. (@sahilkapur)

Michael Crowley, senior foreign affairs correspondent for POLITICO. (@michaelcrowley)

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Reuters: Clinton, Trump clash over Orlando massacre -- "Hillary Clinton on Monday warned against demonizing Muslim Americans, while Donald Trump again called for banning foreign-born Muslims from entering the country after the Orlando, Florida, nightclub massacre that was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history."

Bloomberg Politics: Orlando Massacre Reframes Presidential Race as Trump and Clinton Trade Barbs — "A shooting rampage of unprecedented proportions early Sunday spilled over into the U.S. presidential race as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump moved on Monday to refocus their messages on national security and terrorism. While Clinton stressed the need for tougher guns laws and labeled her rival 'dangerous,' Trump lamented Muslim immigration and called his opponent 'weak.'"

POLITICO: Obama confronts a 'lone wolf' attack — again -- "The Obama administration has warned repeatedly about lone-wolf terrorist attacks like Sunday’s massacre in Orlando, Florida. But it also acknowledges a grim reality: It can’t stop them all."

This program aired on June 14, 2016.

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