Hillary Clinton: Trump administration 'too often' tears down civil rights

Hillary Clinton: Trump administration 'too often' tears down civil rights
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic debates are magnet for lobbyists NYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Sanders v. Warren is just for insiders MORE on Wednesday slammed the Trump administration for "too often" tearing down civil rights.

"This administration has too often worked to tear down hard-earned civil rights," Clinton said while speaking to graduating students at Hunter College in New York City.

She listed two examples of perceived violations of civil rights by the administration, starting with President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE's travel ban on people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen, which she called a "Muslim ban."


Clinton also mentioned the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which resulted in children being separated from their families at the border.

The policy was "tearing children from the arms of their parents at the border," Clinton said. "How many will never see their parents again?"

The Trump administration rescinded the policy after bipartisan criticism.

Clinton described the two policies as an "attack on the rule of law."

The former secretary of State has been a frequent critic of President Trump since losing to him in the 2016 presidential election.