Trump can’t rule America – Clinton

Trump can’t rule America – Clinton
July 19 05:57 2016

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary
Clinton called on venerable civil-rights group the
NAACP on Monday to defeat Republican rival Donald
Trump in his bid for the White House.
Speaking at the annual NAACP conference in
Cincinnati, Ohio, as the Republican National Convention
opened several hundred miles away, Clinton insisted
that Trump was unfit to be president and announced a
nationwide drive to register millions of new voters.

Clinton painted her tycoon opponent as a threat to
democracy, lacking a policy platform and whose
company refused to rent to African American tenants in
the 1970s.
”Donald Trump plays coy with white supremacists.
Donald Trump insults Mexican immigrants… Donald
Trump demeans women. Donald Trump wants to ban
an entire religion from entering our country and Donald
Trump loves to talk to the press,” she said.

Trump is to be anointed as Republican presidential
nominee at the four-day convention in Cleveland by the
party once led by Abraham Lincoln, the celebrated US
president who abolished slavery in the 19th century.
Clinton told the NAACP crowd that the Republicans
were becoming the party of Trump.
”It is a threat to our democracy and it all adds up to an
undeniable conclusion… Donald Trump cannot become
president,” she said to huge applause and delegates
leaping to their feet.
”That’s why we’ve got to work together to get the vote
out this fall,” she said, announcing a nationwide drive
to get three million people registered to vote in the
November 8 general election.
It is customary for presidential candidates to address
the annual convention of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People.

Trump was invited
to speak at the Cincinnati event, but he declined to do
so.
The Trump campaign gave no reason for snubbing the
event, just 250 miles (400 kilometers) away in the same
state.
Ohio is a key battleground state and Trump lost the
Republican state primary to Governor John Kasich, but
a recent NBC News poll put Clinton and Trump tied at
39 percent with 21 percent of voters undecided.

The former US secretary of state used much of her
speech to call for criminal justice reform, an end to
systemic racism and to denounce the killing of police
officers as totally unjustified.
”This madness has to stop,” she said in reference to
the attack Sunday that killed three police officers in
Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
”The next president should make the commitment to
fight for the reforms we so desperately need, holding
police departments like Ferguson accountable,” she
said to deafening applause.

The 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white police
officer in Ferguson, Missouri, unleashed widespread
protests, some violent, and was among a spate of
controversial police shootings of African Americans.
The decision not to indict the police officer prompted
more protests across the country.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is America’s oldest and
largest civil rights organization, campaigning to end
racial discrimination.

BBC