As part of the rollout for Clinton’s speech today on Trump and the alt-right, the campaign has posted a video that truly takes the gloves off—and puts the sheet on.
The video begins bluntly, with a clip of a Klansman supporting The Donald: “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in. ... Donald Trump would be best for the job.”
The video also throws in clips of a white nationalist robocall for Trump from this past January, as well as remarks by Jared Taylor of American Renaissance and the infamous David Duke. We see Trump himself punting a question about Duke’s support: “I don’t know anything about white supremacists, so I don’t know.” Then there’s the coup de grace, the hiring of Steve Bannon from Breitbart.
“If Trump wins, they could be running the country.” It’s a message that works for the entire spectrum of Clinton’s support: minority voters, as well as the great many white people who don’t want to be morally associated with such people.