Bill Clinton is quick to attack the Donald Trump campaign for “racist rhetoric,” but he should probably look at the transcripts of his own speeches and campaign ads before he points any fingers in the future.
The 42nd president on Wednesday, while stumping in Orlando for Hillary Clinton, suggested Trump’s campaign rallying cry, “Make America Great Again,” is racist code.
“I’m actually old enough to remember the good old days, and they weren’t all that good in many ways,” Clinton said. “That message where ‘I’ll give you America great again’ is if you’re a white Southerner, you know exactly what it means, don’t you?”
The crowd roared as Clinton continued. “What it means is ‘I’ll give you an economy you had 50 years ago, and I’ll move you back up on the social totem pole and other people down,’” he said.
The problem is, Clinton himself has used the same phrase several times in the past. He used it repeatedly while running for president in 1991 and 1992, declaring at one Little Rock, Ark., event, “Together, we can make America great again.”
And in a campaign ad for his wife in 2008, Bill Clinton said, “It’s time for another comeback, time to make America great again.”
Woops. How quickly we forget!
Progressives are defined by double standards. The Clinton’s truly believe they can say or do anything they want, that they are beyond reproach and above the law.
The truth is an afterthought for the Clinton Political Machine.