Hillary Clinton on Thursday slammed the Trump administration for promoting “racist and white supremacist” views while praising her “dear friend” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) for being one of the leading opposition voices.
During her keynote speech at the Ida B. Wells Legacy Luncheon in Chicago — which helps help raise money for a political action committee aimed supporting progressive African-American women in politics — Clinton said the U.S. is locked in a struggle with itself to determine what kind of country we want to be.
“We are living in challenging times. We’re living through a war on truth, facts and reason, watching as racist and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and in the White House,” Clinton said. “But despite it all, there are signs of hope and resilience, and much of that is being led and shaped by black women like my dear friend Maxine Waters.”
Waters has long been one of President Trump’s most outspoken critics, frequently calling for his impeachment.
On “Mornings With Maria,” Dr. Gina Loudon said actions speak louder than words, and Trump’s policies have benefited African American communities.
She pointed out that African American home ownership is at an all-time high, while unemployment is at an all-time low.
She added that eventually Clinton will step off the political stage, and the only question is how she will exit.
“You can either embrace a legacy and exit gracefully. Or you can exit like a petulant child that seems unhinged to the American public and only further damages a party that’s already in complete disarray,” Loudon said. “Seems that she’s choosing the latter.”