Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blasted President Donald Trump and his administration while speaking Thursday at the Ida B. Wells Legacy Luncheon in Chicago.
Wells was an African-American journalist and activist.
In her remarks, Clinton said that the White House and the media “lifted up” both “racist” and “white supremacist” views and was responsible for promoting dissent in the U.S. She also praised the efforts of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who has frequently — and loudly — called for Trump’s impeachment.
“We are living in challenging times,” Clinton said. “We’re living through a war on truth, facts and reason, watching as racist and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and in the White House. But despite it all, there are signs of hope and resilience and much of that is being led and shaped by black women like my dear friend Maxine Waters.”