Republican presidential nominee Trump charged Democratic rival Clinton with “creating a vacuum” with the way the U.S. left Iraq with Clinton countering that was a policy adopted by President George W. Bush. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Battle over foreign policy
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STORY: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton traded barbs over foreign policy with Trump charging Clinton with “creating a vacuum” with the way the U.S. left Iraq and Clinton countering that was a policy adopted by President George W. Bush.
Clinton also attacked Trump’s stance that he had not supported the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
The gap between the two candidates in recent national opinion polls has narrowed in the past week, with the latest Reuters/Ipsos polling showing Clinton ahead by 4 percentage points, with 41 percent of likely voters.
Clinton recently pulled ahead of Trump in the crucial battleground state of Florida, according to the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released on Monday. If the election were held today, Clinton would defeat Trump, with an 88 percent of reaching the 270 electoral college votes needed, according to the project, which is based on a weekly online tracking poll of more than 15,000 Americans.