Is Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to blame for the mass shooting at a church in South Carolina, this week? Believe it or not, the Democrats’ front-runner for 2016 thinks he is.
Or she says so, anyway — but it’s all just politics. Dirty politics.
Without actually naming the real estate magnate, , Hillary Clinton suggested Thursday that comments the billionaire had recently made triggered the horrific event..
“We have to have a candid national conversation about race, and about discrimination, hatred, prejudice,” Clinton said of the Charleston shooting in a Nevada PBS interview with Jon Ralston on “Ralston Live,” ABC News reported.
“Public discourse is sometimes hotter and more negative than it should be, which can, in my opinion, trigger someone who is less than stable.”
Without mentioning any names, Clinton described comments Trump made Tuesday in a speech heralding his candidacy.
“I think we have to speak out against it,” Clinton explained. “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.”
Trump, often referred to as “The Donald,” opined that “the U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” and referred to immigrants from Central and South American countries as not being the “right people.”
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said during his announcement speech. “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. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Clinton told Ralston that comments such comments like that must stop.
“I think he is emblematic,” Clinton said. . “So, I want people to understand, it’s not just him, it’s everybody.”