Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton calls on Americans to adopt the fighting spirit and teamwork demonstrated by U.S. Olympic champions, rather than the fear of Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on supporters in Philadelphia on Tuesday (August 16) to work together to solve the country's problems, the way the U.S, Olympic team has. She said Olympic champions Michael Phelps and Simone Biles demonstrate "the fighting spirit" that she said the nation needs in order to solve its problems. She contrasted what she called the positive examples of the Olympic athletes with what she said was the fear espoused by her Republican rival, Donald Trump. "Can you imagine Michael Phelps or Simone Biles or our other great American athletes in the locker room saying I'm too afraid to go out and compete? No they go out there, they compete. They demonstrate the fighting spirit we want from all Americans. I was thinking the other day, when I hear Donald Trump talk about such fear and negativity and pessimism, and then I turn on the Olympics and I see the exact opposite. There is nothing we can't do if we put our minds to it." Clinton also disparaged Trump's tax proposals, arguing that his agenda of tax cuts and tough trade talk would throw the economy into recession. Trump has suffered a series of missteps over the past weeks that have cost him some support. He has tangled with party leaders, clashed with the parents of a fallen Muslim American Army captain and accused Clinton, a former secretary of state, and President Barack Obama of "founding" the Islamic State militant group. He later said he was just being sarcastic when he made that remark.