In the speech, delivered to a rally at Reno's Truckee Community College, Clinton exposed the racist fever swamps that fuel the Trump campaign and exposed his ties to white supremacists saying the candidate is “taking hate groups mainstream,” and allowing a “radical fringe” to take over the Republican Party.
Clinton went after Trump on everything from his racist housing discrimination suit, to his call for the death penalty for the wrongfully accused Central Park five, to his infamous birtherism employed against President Obama, to his anti-Mexican, anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric, to his endorsement of violence against minorities at his rallies, to his failure to repudiate the endorsement of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, to his campaign's anti-Semitic Star of David ad, to his over 75 re-tweets of white supremacists, up to his recent outright courtship of the new breed of racist right wing extremists or "alt-right".
FACT CHECK: If you are new to the term alt-right it is just the new way white nationalists/supremacists/antisemites refer to themselves. A re-branding for the more internet savvy racist.
What marks Clinton's speech apart from others that tackle race and politics is that she addressed the issue and how it was connected to the Republican party and it's candidate head on. The speech held no punches nor did it need to now that the GOP has entered the Trump age. Never before has there been a candidate that has so thoroughly dispensed with the dog whistle politi-speak and fully embraced such racist and bigoted language without hesitation.
Trump's campaign of "prejudice and paranoia.” that panders to the angry white voter is unapologetic and transparent. Pick a minority either in race or religion and you can bet he's disparaged it.
In the last week, since hiring a new campaign campaign CEO and new campaign manager, Trump has tried to "soften" his language and engaged in some very ham handed hispanic and African-American outreach. But with Clinton's damning speech unmasking Trump for who he really is and his motives for what they really are will make walking back his past statements and deeds quite impossible...
"Look at the policies Trump has proposed. They would put prejudice into practice. And don’t be distracted by his latest attempts to muddy the waters. He may have some new people putting new words in his mouth… but we know where he stands."
Watch Hillay's Clinton's full speech here...
Read the full transcript of the speech HERE.
Is it any wonder that a Pew poll this month found just 2 percent of registered black voters backing the GOP candidate, compared to 85 percent who support Clinton.