Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with supporters during a “Get Out The Vote” at Miles College on February 27, 2016 in Fairfield, Alabama. (AFP photo)
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is a “bigot” who does not consider African-Americans proper human beings “worthy of a better future,” according to Donald Trump.
“Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future,” the Republican presidential nominee told his supporters in Jackson, Mississippi.
“She’s going to do nothing for African-Americans; she’s going to do nothing for the Hispanics. She’s only going to take care of herself, her husband, her consultants, her donors,” Trump said. “These are the people she cares about.”
Trump has recently attacked Clinton in a series of speeches aimed at Hispanic and African-American voters, who polls show are largely rallying behind the Democratic candidate.
The New York billionaire has vowed to deport 11 million undocumented workers from the United States and would establish a “deportation force” for this purpose, and would construct a wall on the US-Mexican border to prevent Mexicans from entering America.
He has also made derogatory remarks against Muslims and African-Americans. Many people have denounced Trump’s comments as inhumane.
Trailing Clinton in national opinion polls, Trump has recently tried to rearrange his campaign, and made efforts to reach out to African-American and Hispanic voters.
Trump ‘peddling paranoia’
Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd at a rally at the Mississippi Coliseum on August 24, 2016 in Jackson, Mississippi. (AFP photo)
In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Clinton denounced Trump’s bid to appeal to minority voters, blaming him for “taking a hate movement mainstream.”
“Donald Trump has shown us who he is. And we ought to believe him,” the former secretary of state said.
“He is taking a hate movement mainstream,” she continued. “He’s brought it into his campaign. He is bringing it to our communities and our country.”
Trump, who has never held elected office, has won the Republican nomination despite the fact that his campaign has been marked by controversy since from the beginning.
He has proposed to impose a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims seeking to enter the country, but later rolled back to focus on countries with “a proven history of terrorism.”
Last week, Trump apologized for his controversial comments that “may have caused personal pain.”
He said he realized that his remarks, which have angered minorities and alienated large swaths of American voters, may have been ill-advised.