IRONIC: Hillary Slams Trump, Lectures us on Division and the Need to Come Together

As we all know, on Tuesday President Obama spoke at a memorial tribute to the five Dallas police officers who were slain last week. I will write about that separately, but basically, he tried to split it down the middle in reaching out both to the families of the five officers as well as the families of the two men killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota.

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton did the same in Springfield, Illinois speaking at the Illinois State House no less. Not only did Hillary try to split it down the middle in her talk about race relations in America, she tried to cloak herself in Obama’s footsteps. Worse yet, she took the occasion to slam Donald Trump and turn it into a political campaign event.

In the Illinois State House, no less.

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But who would expect Hillary Clinton to have any class?

And how ironic that Hillary lectured us about division and the need to come together in America. This from one of the most divisive political figures of our times. Yes, she admitted that she has sometimes contributed to the political division in her own words and deeds. Then she set about savaging Donald Trump as a man who is driving Americans apart as if she’s the person who will bring us together (that’s actually her campaign theme – “Stronger Together”). That marked it as a distinctly political event, and the people in the State Capitol should not have allowed it to be used for that purpose. But, let’s face it: The Democrats control politics in Illinois. You think they will offer Trump equal time? Forget about it.

And who is Clinton to talk about the lack of economic opportunity for blacks in America? Has she forgotten who has been president for the past 7 years? Has she forgotten that for the first 4 years, she was a part of the Obama administration, albeit in foreign policy (which has also been a disaster)? Is she not aware that by virtually every indicator, the economic situation for black Americans in the past 7 years has declined under Obama?

Hillary Clinton is a caricature of herself. She is something out of a bad movie.


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About the author

Gary Fouse

Born 1945 in Los Angeles. Currently employed since 1998 as adjunct teacher at University of California at Irvine Ext. teaching English as a second language.
Education: BS in Police Science and Administration California State University at Los Angeles (1970)
Master of Education at University of Virginia (1993)
Served three years in US Army Military Police Corps at Erlangen, Germany 1966-68.
1970-1973- Criminal Investigator with US Customs
1973-1995 Criminal Investigator with Drug Enforcement Administration. Stationed in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Milan, Italy, Pittsburgh and Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, Va until retirement.
Author of Erlangen-An American's History of a German Town-University Press of America 2005
The Story of Papiamentu-A Study in Slavery and Language, University Press of America, 2002
The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics-Their History and Development, University Press of America, 2000

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