Trump Attempts A DOOZY Of A Jab At Clinton – Breaks The Irony Scale Instead (VIDEO)

In Jackson, Mississippi, last night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made what is surely one of the most ironic statements ever uttered in the history of American politics:

Hillary Clinton is a bigot!”

The comment is typical of the Trump campaign. Instead of lauding his own virtues (which are few to none), he’s made an art of slander, wild accusations, and namecalling aimed at his opponents on both the right and left.

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But charging rival presidential candidate, Democrat Hillary Clinton with bigotry is so over-the-top that even Trump’s own fans were shocked. One woman standing behind him gaped speechlessly, her eyes bulging after Trump made his accusation.

Clinton does have a few questionable credentials when it comes to race.

Critics point to her involvement with the “Crime Bill” (known formally as the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994) that continued and expanded the trend toward higher incarceration rates, especially among African-Americans.

Most experts agree that the prison population in America actually began to balloon back in the 1970s, and the Crime Bill only adapted various pieces of state-level legislature for use at the federal level.

The bill was actually passed into law by Bill Clinton, not Hillary, but since the two are a package deal, both have apologized for it. Hillary has also apologized for referring to child criminals as “super predators,” a term that some charge contains a racial subtext.

Trump seems not to have any issue with the Crime Bill, though, and has in fact expressed an interest in even stricter laws and more punitive sentences. Instead, Trump’s idea of bigotry is premised on the vague notion that Clinton doesn’t do enough for minorities. Earlier today, he remained equally vague, saying,

“She is a bigot. She is selling them down the tubes because she’s not doing anything for those communities. She talks a good game. But she doesn’t do anything.”

What has Trump done for minorities? He’s stoked Islamophobia by calling for an end to immigration from Muslim countries. He’s alienated Black voters by endlessly attacking the country’s first Black President. He’s pledged to deport 11 million Latinos.

Nobody has forgotten his insistence on the death penalty for the five teenagers — four Blacks and one Latino – who were wrongly convicted of rape in 1989.

Everyone knows know who the real bigot is. Even Trump’s fans know:

That’s why Twitter users like “white-genocide-TM” Tweet support for Trump – and why Trump, in turn, retweets that support. It’s why the audience at his rallies is an endless sea of white faces and why he’s currently polling in the low single digits with African-American voters.

It’s why Clinton leads Trump by about 70 points in polls among Latinos.

Despite some criticism from Black Lives Matter and others on the left, Clinton has continually affirmed her solidarity with Blacks and other minorities. She’s promised to work toward rational immigration reform and tackle racism in the criminal justice system.

Unlike Trump, Clinton acknowledges that America needs to be a more just place for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexuality.

Trump, on the other hand, peddles the reactionary “all lives matter” mantra and has made himself a demagogue of the “Silent Majority” opposed to enhancing minority rights.

Clinton has already fired back against Trump’s accusation, saying rightly that:

He is taking a hate movement mainstream … is very much peddling bigotry and prejudice and paranoia.”


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