Hillary Clinton thinks the rhetoric Donald Trump used about Mexico in his announcement speech can “trigger” shootings like the one this week at a historically black church in South Carolina.
“I think we have to speak out against it,” she said Thursday evening on the John Ralston radio show. “Like, for example, a recent entry into the Republican presidential campaign said some very inflammatory things about Mexicans. Everybody should stand up and say that’s not acceptable. You know you don’t talk like that on talk radio. You don’t talk like that on the kind of political campaigns. I think he is emblematic. So I want people to understand, it’s not just him, it’s about everybody. The second thing is guns. Let’s just cut to the chase – it’s guns.”
“Unfortunately public discourse is sometimes hotter and more negative than it should be, which can, in my opinion, trigger people who is less than stable to do something like this,” she said.
When Trump entered the race this week, he said he would build a wall between Mexico and the U.S., and that Mexico would foot the bill. And he said that Mexico is getting rid of its undesirables by sending them to America.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
Clinton, who several times called Ralson “Joe,” also framed the immigration in a very odd way.
“When I was a senator from New York, occasionally people from a community would call, an employer, a pastor, an activist and say, ‘Mr. Carlos so and so, he has been here 30 years, and they’re going to deport him.”
Mr. Carlos so and so?
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