Trump is at it again. Last night, in an address to a crowd in Jackson, Miss., the Republican presidential nominee said of Hillary Clinton: ”[She’s] a bigot who sees people of color only as votes,” pausing to let the crowd cheer, “not as human beings worthy of a better future.” The accusation comes in the wake of Trump’s recent attempt to appeal to more people of color, specifically African Americans.
Having dealt with Trump’s months-long, blathering diatribe against her, the Democratic presidential nominee has grown increasingly weary of the personal attacks. The unphased Clinton responded quickly after Trump’s accusations, telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper during a phone interview: “It reminds me of that great saying that Maya Angelou had, that when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. And Donald Trump has shown us who he is. And we ought to believe him. He is taking a hate movement mainstream.”
The two presidential nominees have had quite the back-and-forth over this election season, and it will be interesting to see how the two interact during their first scheduled one-on-one debate at Hofstra University in New York on Sept. 26. Though that planned debate is contingent upon the details, “I’ll have to see who the moderators are,” Trump told Time earlier this month. “Yeah, I would say that certain moderators would be unacceptable, absolutely.”
Trump was joined onstage in Jackson by Nigel Farage, a key member of the controversial Brexit movement. Farage urged Americans to follow in England’s footsteps, while Trump called for the U.S. to “re-declare our independence.”
The bigot comment has spurred a lot of anger and unrest, like many other of his comments. But there was at least one supporter in the Jackson crowd who was rightfully flabbergasted by the comment, and her reaction was already making the rounds online shortly afterwards. Enjoy that below.