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Clinton: Trump Has ‘Incited Violence’

Hillary Clinton doubled down on her message of peace Thursday, while calling Trump out for his message of hate.

The Hill reports:

Hillary Clinton is stepping up her criticism of Donald Trump, accusing him of inciting violence and aligning himself with hateful supporters.

“I do really believe we are stronger together. But I also accept the responsibility, making sure that we do everything we can to try to heal these divides to bring people together,” the Democratic presidenital nominee told the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” in an interview airing Thursday.

“But it starts by standing up and calling out the bigotry and the hatred that we see coming from Trump. He has incited violence and he has been more than willing to align himself with the so-called alt-right and every deplorable thing they represent.”

Clinton accused Trump of accepting the support of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Due. The GOP nominee faced criticism earlier this year for not immediately disavowing Duke, though he eventually did. Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, earlier this week declined to call Duke “deplorable.”

She also cited Trump’s attacks on a federal judge over his Mexican heritage, as well as his feud with the parents of a slain Muslim Army captain.

“I’m going to keep calling out the bigotry and hateful rhetoric that he’s brought to this campaign,” Clinton said, “because I don’t think you can make our country great by tearing people down.”

Clinton said she talks about the importance of love and kindness. She said the country needs to serve people who come from all different backgrounds and noted she won’t tolerate discrimination.

“We are not people of hate and we are not people who condone this violence,” Clinton said.

“I want to be the president of everybody, not just people who agree with me or people who vote for me.”
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