Hillary Clinton Calls Out Donald Trump For Supporting Blatantly Racist Values

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Clinton will not allow Trump's racist rhetoric to go unnoticed.

Hillary Clinton is calling out Donald Trump for his consistent support of white supremacy values and racism.

As Trump continues to trek across the country making futile attempts to convince African-American voters of his genuine concern for their well-being by vilifying the former Secretary of State, Clinton is bringing much-needed attention to her opponent's history of aligning with white supremacists and their values. Speaking to a crowd in Nevada on Thursday night, Clinton didn't hold back with factual statements to support her claims that Trump has given hate groups a platform and brought them to the forefront of American culture.

"Of course there’s always been a paranoid fringe in our politics, steeped in racial resentment,” she told rally attendees. “But it’s never had the nominee of a major party stoking it, encouraging it, and giving it a national megaphone. Until now.”

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Getting to specifics, Clinton ran down a list of some of the proud white nationalists and openly racist public figures, like British politician Nigel Farage and former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke, who have either worked for or pledged their support for Trump. The Democratic Presidential Nominee's latest ad reminds voters of the fact that Trump refused to disavow the support of David Duke when questioned about his affiliation to the campaign earlier this year.

Clinton rounded out her speech by addressing Trump's most recent outreach efforts targeting Black voters, which she accurately described as "insulting and ignorant." For a detailed look back at the many times Donald Trump has insulted African-American voters during his campaign, click here.

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