Hillary Clinton served as a guest speaker and held a Q-and-A during the National Association of Black Journalists in Washington, D.C. Clinton shared her plans for minority communities if she becomes the next president of the United States. She also took the opportunity to blast her Republican rival, Donald Trump, and the racist rhetoric that he often spews.
“Donald Trump’s problems go far beyond economics,” Clinton told a capacity crowd at the Marriott Wardenpark. “At every turn, he stokes division and resentment. He says horrible things about one group of Americans after another. He’s hearkening back to the most shameful chapters of our history and appealing to the ugliest impulses of our society. You know the list, you’ve reported on it. He started this campaign by describing Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists.
“He re-tweets White nationalists. He says a distinguished federal judge can’t be trusted because he is of Mexican heritage. He talks about banning Muslims from coming to the United States, a land built on religious freedom. And yes, he also talks about curtailing press freedom as well. We need to stand up as a country and say that Donald Trump doesn’t represent who we are and what we believe.
“That is what my campaign, what Tim Kaine and I and everyone supporting us is doing every day” Clinton said. “And we’re going to keep at it. Because I believe, with all my heart, that America is better than this. America is better than Donald Trump.”
Clinton’s lashing of Trump comes a few weeks after he attacked Capt. Humayun Khan’s parents, who lost their son after a car bomb exploded in Iraq in 2004. Trump continued to battle with the Khan family and, in turn, revealed his insecurities and inability to show calmness and leadership.
Trump was invited to speak at the NABJ, but he declined the offer and snubbed Black and Latino journalists.