Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of allying with racists and racist ideas in a widely anticipated speech Thursday afternoon.
Speaking at a community college in Reno, Nevada, Clinton said Trump had brought a racist fringe into the “mainstream” in a way that no other major party nominee had in American history.
“Of course, there’s always been a paranoid fringe in our politics, steeped in racial resentment,” Clinton said, according to remarks released by the campaign before the speech. “But it’s never had the nominee of a major party stoking it, encouraging it, and giving it a national megaphone. Until now.”