Clinton: 'Certainly a lot of evidence' Trump is appealing to white supremacists
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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE said in an interview that aired on Saturday there is "a lot of evidence" that President Trump appeals to white supremacists. 

"I certainly think there is a lot of evidence as to how he has behaved historically, during the campaign, and as president, that he is appealing to those who are [white supremacists]," Clinton told MSNBC's Joy Reid on "AM Joy."

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"Now, I can't look into his heart. I can't say what he really feels, because I think he is such a political opportunist, that if he could get you know, votes and loyalty from a different direction he would probably go there," she continued. 

"But he started off from the very first day attacking Mexicans, calling them rapists. He had dog whistles that got increasingly louder on immigrants and Latinos and African-Americans and women and Muslims and the whole panoply of scapegoats that he was holding out to his supporters as the explanation for whatever their grievance was," she said. 

Clinton's comments come during a tour promoting her new book "What Happened," which documents the 2016 campaign and loss to Trump.

Trump was been criticized recently by those who think his base includes white supremacists. Last month, he said that "both sides" were responsible for the racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Va., which was sparked by a white supremacist rally.