Trump accuses Clinton of being 'against the police'

Posted at 11:37 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 00:45:35-04

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Donald Trump on Tuesday accused rival Hillary Clinton of being "against the police" and claimed that she and other Democrats pander to African-American voters.

"We reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton, which panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes - that's all they care about," Trump said in remarks delivered not far from Milwaukee - the latest city to be overcome by violence in the wake of a police shooting.

Trump, who is lagging behind in the polls, accused Clinton of being on the side of the rioters - and argued that Democratic policies have made life for African-Americans and in inner cities worse.

"Our opponent Hillary would rather protect the offender than the victim," he claimed, adding that "a vote for her is a vote for another generation of poverty, high crime and lost opportunities."

Clinton's campaign did not respond late Tuesday to a request for comment.