Clinton warns of 'radical fringe' in GOP
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is warning that the Republican Party is being taken over by "a radical fringe," motivated by "prejudice and paranoia."
Clinton's comments, released as excerpts ahead of her speech in Reno, Nevada Thursday, targeted Donald Trump. She said he "built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia," which is "taking hate groups mainstream."
Clinton also said that Trump's "disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly dangerous."
The Democratic nominee has been painting her opponent as fearmongering and racist as he works to win over minority voters. Trump has struggled to win over Hispanic and black voters.
At a rally earlier in the day, Trump said Clinton's speech is aimed at distracting from questions about her family foundation and use of private emails.
"People who want their laws enforced and respected, and who want their border secured, are not racists," Trump said.
And he says that, "People who speak out against radical Islam, and who warn about refugees, are not Islamophobes."
Trump is painting his supporters as "decent American citizens" ahead of a speech by rival Hillary Clinton that will highlight his support among far-right groups, including many white nationalists and supremacists.
Trump was speaking at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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