Trump calls Hillary Clinton a ‘bigot’

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By BBC/Beth Nyaga

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of being a “bigot” in his latest appeal to minority voters.

Speaking at a Mississippi rally, he said his opponent “sees people of colour only as votes not as human beings worthy of a better future”.

Trump added that Clinton and the Democratic party had taken advantage of the African-American community.

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Clinton fired back, saying “he is taking a hate movement mainstream”.

The Democratic presidential nominee called out Trump for questioning the citizenship of President Barack Obama and for failing to disavow former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, adding that he was “peddling bigotry and prejudice and paranoia”.

Trump took aim at Clinton during a campaign stop in Jackson, Mississippi, on Wednesday, where he was joined by Britain’s outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

Farage, who is viewed as a major force behind the UK’s exit from the EU, told Trump supporters to “get your walking boots on” and begin campaigning.

In recent days, Trump has attempted to court African-Americans after failing to gain support among this key voting bloc.

Only about 2% of black voters say they will vote for the New York businessman, according to current polls.

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