Bill Clinton's attempts to appeal to Muslims living in America, and counter what some consider xenophobic rhetoric toward them from GOP candidate Donald Trump, appears to have backfired.

The 42nd U.S. president delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Tuesday night in which he spoke directly to minorities who may feel cut off, including immigrants and "disillusioned and afraid" African-American young people.

"If you are a Muslim, and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make the future together," Clinton said in his 45-minute address. "We want you."

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