Hillary Clinton hit a new low when she pushed a political ad that offers nothing outside of a correlation between the KKK and Donald Trump.
But her ad is backfiring on her in a huge way because history shows something about her past she may have wanted to keep quiet.
Watch the ad for yourself:
A new video released Thursday by Hillary Clinton’s campaign makes the case that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
“The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in,” says a robed man identified as the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan at the top of the video, followed by the images of a Confederate flag fluttering in the wind, Trump waving after a speech, and a man performing a Hitler salute at what appears to be a Trump rally.
The video’s release comes on the same day that Clinton is scheduled to deliver a speech on the so-called “alt-right” political movement that has formed much of Trump’s base from the beginning of his campaign. In the video, an unidentified voice labels the alt-right as “the sort of dressed-up-in-suits version of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements.”
There’s just one major, major problem with linking the KKK to Trump – while she can cherry-pick some zealots who happened to be supporting him, it’s pretty easy to do the same for Hillary.
In fact months ago, a California branch of the KKK raised tens of thousands of dollars for Clinton’s campaign saying, “For the KKK, Clinton is our choice.”
Prior to that, a Ku Klux Klan grand dragon Will Quigg told The Telegraph. “She is telling everybody one thing, but she has a hidden agenda. She’s telling everybody what they want to ear so she can get elected, because she’s Bill Clinton’s wife, she’s close to the Bushes. [But] once she’s in the presidency, she’s going to come out and her true colors are going to show.”
There’s also this video of Clinton speaking highly of a former Klan Member.
That’s right, former U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), card-carrying member and recruiter for the KKK. In the 1940s, he obtained the KKK rank of “Exalted cyclops” and spent decades promoting their vile, races message.
‘Exalted Cyclops’ is at the very least a high ranking.
“Senator Byrd was a man of surpassing eloquence and nobility,” Clinton gushed. “It is almost impossible to imagine the United States Senate without Robert Byrd. He was not only its longest serving member. He was its heart, its soul, and it’s historian.”
The ‘noble heart and soul’ Byrd took part in what was – at the time – the longest filibuster ever against the Civil Rights Act.