While at a rally in Jackson, Mississippi on Wednesday, Donald Trump stated, “Hillary Clinton is a bigot!” The Republican presidential nominee said that for Clinton, people of color amount to nothing more than votes. “She’s going to do nothing for African Americans,” he said, according to the Washington Post. “She’s going to do nothing for the Hispanics. She’s only going to take care of herself, her husband, her consultants, her donors – these are the people she cares about. She doesn’t care what her policies have done to your communities. She doesn’t care.”
A day later, Clinton laid in on the many ways that Trump has discriminated against people of color. From addressing his history of refusing to rent to black and Latino tenants to questioning a Mexican-American judge’s ability to do his job because of his heritage, Clinton provided several concrete examples of his bigotry.
She then explained how he’s used his platform to elevate harmful, extremist points of views. For example, he’s retweeted white supremacists online, in some cases taking “this fringe bigot with a few dozen followers and [spreading] his message to 11 million people.”
Though some may believe there’s more to Trump, especially after a week of backpedaling, Clinton warns people not to be fooled. Instead, she said his rebranding efforts are akin to white supremacists calling themselves “white nationalists,” while continuing to uplift the same hate-filled message. She even used further illustrated her point with the words “Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres” – a popular phrase that got some play four years ago when Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego discussed Mitt Romney in an op-ed.
“There’s an old Mexican proverb that says, ‘Tell me with whom you walk, and I will tell you who you are,’” she said. “We know who Trump is. A few words on a teleprompter won’t change that. He says he wants to ‘make America great again,’ but more and more it seems as though his real message seems to be ‘Make America hate again.’”
Check out Hillary Clinton’s full speech here.