Hillary Clinton said tonight at a Democratic Party dinner that Republican White House candidates are using ‘coded, racial’ language to talk about President Barack Obama and the poor.
‘What I really find so appealing, is the insulting, mean-spirited derogatory language that is used,’ she said, talking about the GOP’s presidential debates, ‘starting first and foremost against our president.’
They’re going after immigrants and refugees, and ‘now they’ve thrown in New Yorkers,’ Clinton said at the annual First in the South dinner, held this year in Charleston, South Carolina.
Hillary Clinton said tonight at a Democratic Party dinner that Republican White House candidates are using ‘coded, racial’ language to talk about President Barack Obama and the poor
‘Republicans are so quick to demonize President Obama or to demean him,’ she said.
‘Both Ted Cruz and Chris Christie called him a child the other night,’ Clinton continued. ‘Too often we hear Republicans talking in coded, racial language about free stuff, takers and losers.’
Her voice growing louder as she went on, the Democratic presidential candidate, ‘That has absolutely no place in our democracy and in our politics and we should all stand up and say that loudly and clearly.’
Clinton said that ‘instead of insulting our president, we should be thanking him for saving our economy and’leading our country through some very dangerous times.’
The country should also be thanking him for ‘saving’ the auto industry, though regulations on Wall Street and ‘repairing the damage he inherited from the prior administration when it comes to our standing in the world.
‘Now I have noted that very often my name is linked to the president. Now I personally consider that a great compliment,’ she said, to clapping and cheers.
Clinton noted that Republicans like to call it the ‘Obama-Clinton foreign policy’ and said, ‘Well my goodness, I heard that during the early debates, and I thought to myself, “Well maybe they just don’t know what President Obama and I got done.” ‘
‘So I sent them all a copy of my book “Hard Choices.” I wrote each of them a letter and I said, “You know there are so many of you you could have a book club.” ‘
Clinton said she told her Republican rivals – at one point there were 17 – if you want to know about crippling sanctions on Iran and how to get China and Russia on board, ‘You can read about it.’
‘There’s just a lot of useful information,’ she said of her memoir detailing her time at the State Department.
She added, ‘I have not gotten one thank you note. I’ll let you you know that right now.’