Hillary Clinton on Thursday slammed the Trump administration for promoting "racist and white supremacist" views while praising her "dear friend" Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) for being one of the leading opposition voices.
During her keynote speech at the Ida B. Wells Legacy Luncheon in Chicago -- which helps help raise money for a political action committee aimed supporting progressive African-American women in politics -- Clinton said the U.S. is locked in a struggle with itself to determine what kind of country we want to be.
“We are living in challenging times. We’re living through a war on truth, facts and reason, watching as racist and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and in the White House,” Clinton said. “But despite it all, there are signs of hope and resilience, and much of that is being led and shaped by black women like my dear friend Maxine Waters.”
Waters has long been one of President Trump's most outspoken critics, frequently calling for his impeachment.