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“Flashback Friday”: Trump raises ante on #Hillary attacks on “racism” with 2008 campaign reminders – Hot Air Hot Air

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“Flashback Friday”: Trump raises ante on Hillary attacks on “racism” with 2008 campaign reminders

posted at 10:01 am on August 26, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

 

A day after Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump for “pushing discredited conspiracy theories with racist undertones,” the Republican nominee has struck back — largely with Hillary’s own words. A new video on Trump’s Instagram pulls together some lowlights from the 2008 campaign that prompted criticism of Team Hillary’s alleged racist undertones at the time. Team Trump is calling this “Flashback Friday.”
Trump doesn’t limit the flashback to 2008, either:

Politico picked up on the release this morning, and notes that Trump isn’t backing down after a predictable and hoary Democratic line of attack:
Hillary Clinton’s eight-year-old comments during a raw and contentious primary with Barack Obama are providing even more fodder for Donald Trump and his campaign, doubling down on charges of racism and bigotry against the Democratic nominee that Trump has leveled this week on the trail.
A video posted to the campaign’s Instagram account early Friday begins with the ubiquitous “Crooked Hillary” name over footage of then-Sen. Clinton sitting down with NBC’s Tim Russert on “Meet the Press” in January 2008, who reads the candidate the headline of a South Carolina newspaper: “Clinton Camp Hits Obama: Attacks ‘painful for black voters,’” with the sub-headline “Many in state offended by criticism of Obama and remarks about Martin Luther King.” …
Months later, Clinton told USA Today that she had a larger coalition than Obama, citing an Associated Press article that she said “found how Senator Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening…”
The video featured a snip

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