Bill Clinton turnt all the way up at a recent Philadelphia pep rally for his wife and presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. He might have just lost the Black vote for her too.
The aspiring First Husband got so excited that, when he was interrupted by protesters, he responded by criticizing the very people Ms. Clinton needs votes from (not that she hasn’t done her fair share of alienating Black voters).
He told the crowd that the Black Lives Matter movement “maybe” thought drug dealers who got ” thirteen-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them back out onto the streets to murder other African American children” were good citizens but Hillary Clinton didn’t. He also told the protesters directly, “you are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter. Tell the truth.”
These claims were all in response to criticisms about Ms. Clinton’s support for the 1994 Crime Bill. And, while the audience seemed to appreciate Mr. Clinton’s candor and ire for Black protesters in the crowd, it remains to be seen how voters will respond to these marginalizing and exclusionary messages from the leading Democratic nominee’s spouse and hype-man.
Watch the snippet of the confrontation below:
Watch the full speech below:
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