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Trump administration tearing down ‘hard-won civil rights’, says Clinton

Washington: 30, May 2019

The President Donald Trump administration is tearing down “hard-won civil rights,” Clinton said

Former state secretary Clinton said the administration has “banned Muslims from entering the country, ripped away protections for transgender Americans, waged war on voting rights for people of color, poor people and young people.”

She added “We’ve seen a surge in hate crime across America — shootings and arson at synagogues, mosques and churches, Americans targeted because of their race, religion or sexual orientation,” she delivered these remarks at Hunter College in New York on Wednesday.

“And instead of standing up against bigotry and white supremacy,” she said, “this administration has too often worked to tear down hard-won civil rights.”

Clinton also slammed the White House’s hardline immigration policies, she point out the southern border on which she said”our government is tearing children from the arms of their parents” and “locking them in cages.”

The former state secretary said over the last two years the US has seen”people wearing Nazi symbols once again marching in American cities carrying torches and chanting hate,” and she recalled the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a woman was killed.

She added “There may not be tanks in our streets, but make no mistake, we are witnessing an assault on the rule of law and the foundations of our democracy.”

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