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US: Michelle Obama hits campaign trail with Clinton for first time

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US: Michelle Obama hits campaign trail with Clinton for first time

<p>US First Lady Michelle Obama has been helping to whip up support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. </p> <p>She has joined her for the first time on the campaign trail, in North Carolina.</p> <p>It is a battleground state that could play a pivotal role in the race between Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump. </p> <p>“She (Clinton) has more experience and exposure to the presidency than any candidate in our lifetime. Yes, more than Barack, more than Bill,” said Michelle Obama.</p> <p>“So she is absolutely ready to be commander-in-chief on day one and, yes, she happens to be a woman.”</p> <p>Speaking in Ohio, Trump has promised to bar Syrian refugees from entering the US – if he wins the White House. </p> <p>“A Trump administration is going to suspend immigration from terror prone regions and we will suspend the Syrian refugee programme. That was easy,” he said.</p> <p>“We are not going to take to risk when it comes to the safety of the American people, no longer.”</p> <p>Trump also claimed again that Clinton was corrupt, highlighting new emails released by Wikileaks. </p> <p>The New York businessman currently trails his Democratic rival in most national polls.</p>