Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lied on MSNBC Monday night by claiming that President Donald Trump attacked black athletes and never criticized white supremacists.
Speaking in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Clinton falsely claimed that Trump is deliberately attacking black athletes and that he never said anything “insulting” about the KKK, white supremacists, or neo-Nazis:
“He attacks black athletes as he did starting with his rally in Alabama, continued on Twitter, and he attacks them for protesting peacefully for equality, for standing up for what they believe. And he does it once again to dog whistle to his base and to try to detract attention from other things that are going on. But it’s quite telling that he is willing to attack black athletes. He never says anything of an insulting manner towards white supremacists or neo-Nazis or Ku Klux Klan ers or Vladimir Putin, right?”
Nowhere in any of Trump’s statements regarding athletes who are kneeling during the national anthem has he ever mentioned the race or ethnicity of the players.
Clinton’s statement about Trump never “insulting” the KKK, white supremacists, or neo-Nazis is also demonstrably false.
In 1991, Trump said that he “hates” seeing what KKK member David Duke “represents.” In 2000, Trump called Duke “a bigot, a racist, a problem.”