Hillary: Trump ‘Not Happy About the Barriers Being Knocked Down’

During an interview that was taped on Friday and aired on Monday’s broadcast of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is “not happy about the barriers” based on race and gender “being knocked down.”

Clinton said that when she was young, the prospect of a woman president wasn’t considered a possibility, and “that’s what’s so exciting about this campaign, because we have slowly, but steadily, knocked down all the barriers. And, it’s important — and, look, some people are not happy about the barriers being knocked down. I mean, your former guest, Donald Trump, you know, has refused to actually admit that President Obama is an American, born in America, and for five years, he’s been hammering in this so-called birther movement, which I think is so sickening. And then, he went after a a distinguished federal judge, because he was born Indiana of Mexican heritage, called him a Mexican. He went after the Gold Star family, whose son was heroically lost in Iraq, because they’re Muslims. And, I mean, you just have to take a deep breath and say to yourself, what kind of country do we really want? And I want a country where barriers are knocked down, and little girls and little boys can feel like they can go as far as their hard work will take them without regard to race and ethnicity and religion and gender and sexual orientation and all of that.”

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