Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says that some of Donald Trump’s supporters are offensive, but suggests that it’s a consequence of their economic circumstances.
“I think we have to recognize that of course some of the appeal is xenophobic, and racist and misogynistic and offensive, we have to acknowledge that,” she said during an appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists conference today.
Clinton was asked a question by a New York Times reporter who questioned whether Trump’s supporters were all aligned with the same offensive behavior as the controversial behavior exhibited.
“I think there have been some quite distressing statements coming out of his rallies and his supporters and who has aligned themselves with him,” Clinton said.
She cautioned her supporters from dismissing the “core” of Trump’s supporters that came from people who were merely upset about the economy.
“We have to reject and stand up against the appeals to a kind of bigotry and the use of bluster and bullying that we see coming from Trump’s campaign,” she said. “But let’s not forget the real economic challenges that too many Americans of all backgrounds are facing today.”