Clinton says Trump spreads hateful messages
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
Hillary Clinton is blasting her GOP opponent Donald Trump.
In a blistering speech delivered in the swing state of Nevada on Thursday, she called Trump "dangerous." She told supporters Trump was taking "hate groups" out of the fringe and bringing them into the mainstream.
She painted him as outside the political norms adding, "There has never been a nominee from a major party stoking it, encouraging it and giving it a national megaphone until now."
Clinton told the Reno crowd at Truckee Meadows Community College she had intended to talk about cutting red tape and offering tax cuts to small businesses, but instead veered off script and lit into her opponent.
She told supporters Trump "traffics in dark conspiracy theories" drawing from pages of supermarket tabloids. She said, "His latest paranoid, fevered dream is about my health. All I can say Donald is dream on."
She's outlined her case that Trump's flirtation with conspiracy theories leaves him "detached from reality" and unqualified to be commander-in-chief.
Her speech highlighted what she called as Trump's support within the "alt-right" movement. She explained that online movement is often associated with bigotry, sexism, homophobia as it is centered on efforts on the far right to preserve "white identity."
Her comments reveal what appears to be an escalation in a "war of words" between the two candidates.
After her speech, Trump tweeted saying Clinton was "race baiting." On Wednesday, Trump called Clinton a "bigot."