Over the past couple of days, Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a bigot and she responded by delivering an entire speech blasting him for his ties to white nationalists and racists — to which Trump responded that she was insulting all the Americans who supported him.
This week was even nastier than the one during the primary campaign when Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio argued over Trump’s hand size — and that week got pretty messy.
There were so many insults tossed around this week we thought you could use a guide:Trump: Clinton is a “bigot”
In Jackson, Miss., Trump announced mid-rally that “Hillary Clinton is a bigot." He had previously said Americans would "reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton," according to the Associated Press.
And Thursday, he reiterated the comments in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, saying Clinton was a bigot and her policies backed up the assertion (he did not provide specifics).Clinton: Ku Klux Klan and white nationalists believe in Trump
On Thursday morning, Clinton released a scalding ad that had video footage of members of the KKK and white nationalists praising Trump.
The ad Clinton tweeted began with a quote from a KKK Imperial Wizard: “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in.”Trump: Clinton is shameful
Trump responded to the ad and Clinton’s impending attack speech (she gave a speech focused on Trump’s ties to the alt-right shortly after Trump finished his speech Thursday) by saying “shame on you."
Trump tried to flip the narrative from just being an attack on him to an attack on all Americans.
"What does she do when she can’t defend her record?" Trump asked the crowd during a rally in Manchester, N.H., on Thursday afternoon. "She lies, and she smears, and she paints decent Americans — you — as racists."Clinton: Trump’s campaign is built “on prejudice and paranoia”
Then it was Clinton’s turn. The former secretary of State took the stage in Reno for a speech that had originally been focused on small business, but instead was a scathing review of Trump and the extremists the Democratic nominee said support him.
"From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. He is taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party,” Clinton said.
“A man with a long history of racial discrimination, who traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far, dark reaches of the Internet, should never run our government or command our military,” she continued.Trump: Clinton is “pandering to the worst instincts in our society”
Following Clinton's speech, Trump tweeted out some thoughts.Clinton: African Americans have “everything” to lose under Trump
On Friday, the attacks were still coming. The Clinton campaign released a new ad hitting Trump’s recent pitch to African Americans.Trump: Clinton "called African-American youth 'SUPER PREDATORS'"
Trump brought up a Clinton comment from the 1990s defending the crime bill her husband signed— former president Bill Clinton has since said the bill made mass incarceration worse — where she referred to certain "kinds of kids" as "super predators" and said they needed to be brought "to heel." The remark sparked controversy during the primary campaign, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders calling it "a racist term" during a debate. In February, Clinton told The Washington Post that the words were a mistake: “Looking back, I shouldn’t have used those words, and I wouldn’t use them today."
Trump blasted Clinton over the remark in an Instagram video and a tweet.