Hillary Clinton blasts Trump's 'weaponized fear and bigotry'

Hillary Clinton blasts Trump's 'weaponized fear and bigotry'
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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton slams Trump rally: 'The time has come again' to fight for democracy Trump blasts minority Democrats, rally crowd chants 'send her back' The Memo: Democrats debate Trump response – 'Being righteous and losing sucks' MORE on Thursday blasted the Trump administration for its “weaponized fear and bigotry” over his threatened immigrant raids and ongoing push to add a question on citizenship to the census.

Clinton’s message comes after reports that President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis MORE is planning to announce an executive action related to the citizenship question, which the Supreme Court recently blocked the administration from adding to the 2020 census.


Also on Thursday, reports indicated Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents would launch massive raids on Sunday, targeting immigrants without legal status for deportation in an operation Trump planned but then delayed weeks ago. The action was set up to take place in 10 major cities and target up to 2,000 immigrants.

Both moves have come under intense scrutiny from Democrats and other critics, who say the census question could lead to minorities and immigrant communities being undercounted, affecting decisions as crucial as the distribution of federal funds and the apportionment of congressional districts.

The ICE raids mark the latest of Trump’s hard-line immigration policies meant to deter migrants from attempting to come to the U.S.