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Trump pushes Clinton’s ‘superpredators’ remark

Donald Trump on Friday sought to brand Hillary Clinton as a racist, bringing up a clip of her use of the term “superpredators” to describe young black criminals in 1996.

{mosads}Trump posted an Instagram video that features the Democratic nominee famously saying, “They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘superpredators.’ “

The video cuts to a clip of Bernie Sanders in an April primary debate labeling it a “racist term.”

“The Clinton’s are the real predators,” Trump wrote in the caption for the video.
 
The ad also features several media appearances by Clinton in the 1990s discussing a controversial crime bill her husband, Bill Clinton, signed into law as president.
 
It shows her calling the bill “well thought out” and a clip of her being confronted by activists at a fundraiser, as “no conscience” and “no empathy” flash across the screen.
 
“Looking back, I shouldn’t have used those words, and I wouldn’t use them today,” Clinton said earlier this year about her “superpredator” remark.
 
Trump’s focus on the term Friday comes as he and Clinton ratchet up their rhetoric on each other on the issue of race. Clinton accused Trump, the GOP nominee, in a speech Thursday of trying to bring “hate groups mainstream,” while Trump repeatedly called Clinton a “bigot.”
 
Trump’s campaign released another video Thursday showing Clinton facing criticism on race issues during her 2008 campaign against President Obama. Obama has endorsed Clinton’s current White House bid and campaigned with her.
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