Hillary Clinton Tears Into Trump: ‘He Has Been Racist, He’s Been Sexist, He’s Been Islamophobic’


Hillary Clinton didn’t mince words during The Atlantic Festival in Washington Tuesday, calling out President Donald Trump‘s rhetoric as bigoted and discriminatory.

Speaking to the publication’s editor in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, Clinton slammed Trump for ” one of the most troubling episodes in this presidency,” saying “he has been racist, he’s been sexist. He’s been Islamophobic. He has been anti-LQBTQ.”

“He has a view of America that is incredibly constrictive, and he talks to that America,” she added. “He talks to them all the time. And it’s by no means a majority, as we know. But it is a very hard core who are responding to him and supporting him for a variety of reasons. Whatever they might be — economic reasons, Supreme Court reasons, or some of these other more troubling biases and prejudices.”

Clinton’s scathing criticism of the commander in chief wasn’t limited to his so-called “America First” attitudes — she also rebuked his leadership style, suggesting it is based on the rule of “one man, rather than the rule of law.”

She went on to take aim at Trump’s continual bragging about what he felt was a massive crowd at his inauguration, an exaggeration he’s touted for more than a year.

“I’ve been to every inauguration since 1993,” Clinton recalled. “There were not that many people there. Let’s be honest. The president’s new staff they’re settling into the White House and being trotted out in front of the camera with phony pictures, and you had to say to yourself, wait a minute. It’s kind of stuff happens not in the United States. This happens somewhere else. It happens in authoritarian regimes where they try to literally change reality in front of you.”

The former secretary of state is one of a handful of politicos appearing at this year’s event, a list which includes Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) as well as presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Watch the clip above via The Atlantic.

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