Politics

Hillary Tells Chicago Crowd Trump Is Promoting ‘Racist And White Supremacist Views’

David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Hillary Clinton returned to some familiar themes of dissing President Trump Thursday in Chicago by insisting his administration was actively bolstering “racist and white supremacist views.”

As the Chicago Sun-Times reported, the failed presidential candidate was in town as the keynote speaker at the Ida B. Wells Legacy Luncheon.

Clinton suggested the country was at war.

“We are living in challenging times. We’re living through a war on truth, facts and reason, watching as racist and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and in the White House,” Clinton told admirers at Chicago’s Sheraton Hotel. “But despite it all, there are signs of hope and resilience and much of that is being led and shaped by black women like my dear friend [Congresswoman] Maxine Waters.”

Although Clinton suggested “black women are not only the base of the Democratic Party” but are “essential to democracy,” at least one liberal journal suggested “Clinton’s comments sound like an apology for a party that has done little to support Black female candidates.”

“We are in a struggle for what kind of country we’re going to be, what side of history we’re going to be on. So you are Ida’s legacy,” Clinton told her audience. “And as I said the day after the election, and I want to say it again in this room, you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dream.”

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