When we publish transcripts of speeches it's usually in our news pages, not the Editors' Blog. But I think Hillary Clinton's speech on the Trump campaign and the mainstreaming of white supremacists hate groups into the GOP is one of the more important speeches of the election cycle. So I'm probably the transcript here in full, after the jump.
I've mentioned a number of times recently the significant divergence between the national campaign numbers coming from the online tracking polls, often newcomers to the field, and the more traditional premium phone polls. Quinnipiac has had a somewhat GOP leaning sampling approach in the last couple cycles. But their new poll out today puts Clinton 10 points ahead of Trump. Meanwhile the TPM Electoral Scoreboard remains at Clinton 326, Trump 165.
Some amazing stuff in here, as our reporter Tierney Sneed talks to sundry white nationalist and racist leaders about their various levels of sads over Trump embrace of Rubes/Bush 'amnesty.' I would counsel people that schadenfreude toxicity is real and dangerous and sometimes fatal. So ease into it.
Sen. Richard Burr's (R-NC) ad making an appeal to African-American voters uses stock footage of kids in Africa.
(Possibly subtextual message from Burr that North Carolina doesn't have enough black people - couldn't find any to film - and he wants more?)