Hillary Clinton called out the chorus of white supremacist support for Donald Trump in a web video out Thursday.
The minute-long clip features sound bites from Ku Klux Klan leaders and prominent white nationalists insisting the Republican nominee shares their beliefs on immigration and nationalism.
“The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes in, we believe in,” an imperial wizard for the KKK says in one clip.
Jared Taylor, who runs the white nationalist site American Renaissance, said Trump’s proposals to build a wall on the country’s southern border and deport undocumented immigrants en masse are “very appealing to a lot of ordinary white people.”
The ad comes as Clinton prepares to give a speech Thursday in Reno, Nevada condemning Trump for mainstreaming the racist, anti-immigrant views held by the sprawling online community known as the “alt-right.”
The Republican nominee has sought to turn accusations of racism back on Clinton at recent rallies, calling her a “bigot who sees people of color only as votes” in a Wednesday speech.
Clinton charges in the web video that Trump’s white nationalist ties extend to his own staff, given his recent hire of former Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon as campaign CEO. Breitbart has become a hub for the alt-right community during the 2016 race.
“If Trump wins,” the ad warns, “they could be running the country.”
The real estate mogul has been pressed to disavow support from white nationalist backers in multiple interviews, and has done so. His family and allies have also told the press that he harbors no racist views.
A black evangelical pastor who supports Trump’s campaign released a statement on Thursday calling for Clinton to “disavow” the video.
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign went to a disgusting new low today as they released a video tying the Trump Campaign with horrific racial images. This type of rhetoric and repulsive advertising is revolting and completely beyond the pale,” Mark Burns said.
There’s a reason the most hateful fringe of the right wing is supporting Donald Trump.https://t.co/AqB3DM2m0N
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2016