Donald Trump Accuses Hillary Clinton of Taking Advantage of African-American Community
In his latest appeal to minority voters, Donald Trump has called Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a “bigot”.
Speaking at a Mississippi rally, the Republican presidential nominee said his opponent “sees people of color only as votes not as human beings worthy of a better future”.
Donald Trump added that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party had taken advantage of the African-American community.
Hillary Clinton fired back, saying “he is taking a hate movement mainstream”.
She called out Donald Trump for questioning the citizenship of President Barack Obama and for failing to disavow former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, adding that he was “peddling bigotry and prejudice and paranoia”.
Donald Trump took aim at Hillary Clinton during a campaign stop in Jackson, Mississippi, on August 24, where he was joined by Britain’s outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Nigel Farage, who is viewed as a major force behind Brexit, told Trump supporters to “get your walking boots on” and begin campaigning.
In recent days, Donald Trump has attempted to court African-Americans after failing to gain support among this key voting bloc.
Only about 2% of black voters say they will vote for Donald Trump, according to current polls.
Last week, the billionaire made a direct appeal to black voters during a rally in Michigan, where he told a nearly all-white crowd that African-Americans “are living in poverty” and “their schools are no good”.
In an unscripted plea, Donald Trump added: “What do you have to lose?”
Donald Trump has combined his minority outreach with his latest line of attack on Hillary Clinton in the deep-red state of Mississippi.
“She doesn’t care what her policies have done to your communities. She has no remorse,” he said on August 24.
“She’s going to do nothing for Hispanics and African-Americans.”
Hillary Clinton is due to speak later in Reno, Nevada, where she will accuse Donald Trump of “embracing extremism and presenting a divisive and dystopian view of America”.
The polls have Hillary Clinton ahead nationally and in key states, with about 80 days to go before the election.