“Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future,” Trump said as he appealed to African-American voters.
Clinton later responded to Trump’s remarks in an phone interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “Oh, Anderson, it reminds me of that great saying that Maya Angelou had, that when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time,” she said. “And Donald Trump has shown us who he is. And we ought to believe him. He is taking a hate movement mainstream.”
Trump was joined on stage by Nigel Farage, one of the leaders of the “Brexit” movement.
Farage spoke to the crowd assembled about the parallels between this election and the British referendum to leave the European Union, while Trump called for the U.S. to “re-declare our independence.”
As Farage addressed the crowd, he laid bare the comparison.
“The parallels are there. There are millions of ordinary Americans who’ve been let down, who’ve had a bad time, who feel the political class in Washington are detached from them,” he said. “You have a fantastic opportunity here with this campaign … you’ll do it by doing what we did for Brexit in Britain.”
Farage also invoked President Obama addressing the people of the United Kingdom.
“He talked down to us. He treated us as if we were nothing,” Farage said, noting that he didn’t want to tell the American people how to vote.
“But I will say this, if I was an American citizen, I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me. In fact, I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if she paid me,” he added.