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Trump, Clinton Respond to Istanbul Terror Attack



    (L-R) Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump weighed in on the Istanbul terror attacks Tuesday, underscoring the candidates' very different approaches to foreign policy, NBC News reported.

    The presumptive GOP nominee suggested fighting "fire with fire," telling a crowd in Ohio "we have to fight so viciously and violently" against terrorists. The comments echoed Trump's tweets after the attack.

    "We must do everything possible to keep this horrible terrorism outside the United States," he wrote.

    Clinton's statement, meanwhile, emphasized Turkey's status as a U.S. ally and the need to cooperate with other countries in the region.

    "Americans stand united with the people of Turkey against this campaign of hatred and violence," she said.

    The death toll of Tuesday's coordinated assault on Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport rose to 41 Wednesday. There has been no formal claim of responsibility, but officials have pointed to ISIS.