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Clinton says Trump's appeal is 'racist, xenophobic, misogynistic'

Friday, August 05, 2016 - 01:51

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, at a conference for black and Hispanic journalists in Washington D.C., is asked by a reporter what Donald Trump's support says about America's electorate. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attended a conference in Washington, D.C. jointly hosted by the National Association for Black Journalists and the National Association for Hispanic Journalists, where she took questions from reporters on some of Trump's rhetoric. "You've accused Donald Trump of using racist and sexist language, what does it say about the electorate that so many Americans are supporting him?" a New York Times reporter asked. "I think the core of his support centers on the disappointment in the economy that so many Americans feel," Clinton said. "We have to recognize that of course some of the appeal is xenophobic and racist and misogynistic and offensive, we have to acknowledge that. But let's not lose sight of the pain that many Americans are feeling because the economy has left them behind," the presidential candidate added. Clinton extended her lead over Republican rival Donald Trump to eight percentage points after the DNC, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Clinton says Trump's appeal is 'racist, xenophobic, misogynistic'

Friday, August 05, 2016 - 01:51