Maddow Interviews Hillary Clinton: "Do You Think That Trump Is A Racist?"


Hillary Clinton, Democratic presumptive presidential nominee, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's racist attack on the judge hearing his fraud case and Trump's fitness for the presidency. Transcript, via MSNBC:

MADDOW: Do you think that Mr. Trump is a racist? Do you think he's running an overtly racist campaign for president?

CLINTON: Well, I don't know what's in his heart, but I know what he's saying with respect to the judge, that's a racist attack. With the attacks on so many other people, he is calling them out for their ethnic background, their race, their religion, their gender. I don't know what else you could call these attacks other than racist, other than prejudice, other than bigoted. It's just plain wrong, and certainly wrong coming from someone who is vying to become President of the United States.

MADDOW: Secretary Clinton, I know you time is tight, I have one last question for you, and it's just about the fact that this is a historic moment we are about to have as a country if, and when, you clench that number tomorrow night, you will become the first woman ever nominated for President in this country. Why do you think it took us 240 years to get there?

CLINTON: (LAUGHING) Oh, Rachel, I think that it will be a great moment. I don't want to get ahead of myself. I want everybody who can, to vote tomorrow in all of the states that are holding primaries, but it is historic, and I'm aware of that. I take that responsibility seriously. I'll have more to say about it, but I think it's going to be a very positive development, not just to little girls and women, but for little boys and men because I'm running to be president for every single American.

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