RNC official declines to call Clinton a 'bigot'
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"That's not something that I might personally say, no," RNC chief strategist and communications director Sean Spicer said during an interview on MSNBC Live.
 
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"No, I think some of the policies that she's supported have not helped the African-American [community]. But I think that everyone who knows me, I just don't tend to use certain words," he said.
 
Spicer declined to criticize the strategy employed by Trump, who doubled down on Thursday, telling CNN that there's "no question" Clinton is a bigot, pointing to policies affecting inner cities.
 
Trump accused the former first lady of selling African-American communities "down the tubes," saying, "she talks a good game, but she doesn't do anything."

"I think he looks at what she's said about him and he's looked at the policies and he's concluded that this is how he's going to label her," Spicer said Friday. "That's up for him, he's running for president of the United States."
 
Trump and Clinton have escalated their rhetorical attacks this week as Trump looks to cut into Clinton's lead in polls. Clinton launched into an attack on the billionaire over race during a speech Thursday in Nevada.
 
MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle noted that prominent Republicans haven't stood up and defended Trump from Clinton's attacks on him as having a history of racism. "Why do you think that is?" she asked the RNC official.
 
"I don't know, Congress is on recess, it's August, there's a lot of reasons," Spicer said.
 
He argued that Republicans were being held to another standard.
 
"I didn't hear a ton of people coming out yesterday and saying, 'Hillary's right, Donald Trump is a racist,'" he said, calling her attack "desperate."