Yesterday, Hillary Clinton penned an op-ed in which she called out President Donald Trump for his hate speech and unceasing attacks on "truth and reason."
In The Atlantic piece called "The American Crisis," the former Secretary of State let the current President of the United States know in no uncertain terms that his racist hate speech is not merely telling it like it is.
Clinton wrote, "Hate speech isn't 'telling it like it is.' It's just hate." She pointed out how President Trump does not even attempt to keep up the pretense that he's the president of all Americans. He so often disparages Americans who have immigrated or who have heritage from other countries like Africa, Haiti, or Mexico. Clinton accused Trump of intentionally using racially charged language to bring heightened racial tensions in the U.S.
"Democracies are rowdy by nature. We debate freely and disagree forcefully. It's part of what distinguishes us from authoritarian societies, where dissent is forbidden. But we're held together by deep 'bonds of affection,' as Abraham Lincoln said, and by the shared belief that out of our fractious melting pot comes a unified whole that's stronger than the sum of our parts."
In the op-ed Clinton laid out five things that Trump has done in his 21 months holding the highest office in the land. They include assaulting the rule of law, doubt about the legitimacy of U.S. elections, Trump's "war on truth and reason," corruption within his administration, and undermining national unity.