Trump in 2011: Clintons ‘did probably as much as anybody’ for the black community
Donald Trump often praised Hillary Clinton in the years leading up to his cynical run for president.
Trump has in the past praised both Bill and Hillary Clinton for their relationship with the black community, a review of his public statements by CNN’s KFile reveals.
In 2011, Trump discussed how the Clintons were labeled as racist during the 2008 primary campaign against then-Senator Barack Obama, comparing it to how he was being labeled a racist for pushing the conspiracy theory about Obama’s birthplace.
“Clinton was made into a racist by Obama, and he’s never forgotten it,” Trump said in New Hampshire in August 2011, according to The New Hampshire Union Leader. “And there’s nobody that’s less of a racist than Bill Clinton.”
“Here’s two people, Hillary and Bill Clinton, who really devoted a lot to African Americans,” Trump said. “They did probably as much as anybody, and he made them into racists.”