Donald Trump’s campaign is responding to what it calls Hillary Clinton’s “disgraceful new ad,” which the former secretary of state posted to Twitter on Thursday, attempting to link Trump to white supremacists and the KKK.
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign went to a disgusting new low today as they released a video tying the Trump Campaign with horrific racial images. This type of rhetoric and repulsive advertising is revolting and completely beyond the pale,” stated Trump supporter Pastor Mark Burns. “I call on Hillary Clinton to disavow this video and her campaign for this sickening act that has no place in our world.”
Burns, an African-American Evangelical Christian leader, often appears on broadcast networks and on the campaign trail to express his support Trump.
Clinton’s ad comes on the same day she is scheduled to give a speech on the “alt-right,” which the video labels as “the sort of dressed-up-in-suits version of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements.”
There's a reason the most hateful fringe of the right wing is supporting Donald Trump.https://t.co/AqB3DM2m0N
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2016
Clinton’s video also labels Breitbart News and Trump’s new campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon, who has taken a leave of absence from Breitbart News until the election, as racist.