Former President Bill Clinton rallied supporters for his wife’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination Sunday afternoon, speaking to about 1,000 people at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
The event was organized by labor groups, and Clinton wasted no time addressing labor issues, calling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “the only person in either party that said, ‘you know, we ought to give people a tax credit not for moving jobs overseas, but for sharing their profits with their workers.”‘
Clinton also praised California for passing a $15 minimum wage law, and attacked the leading Republican candidates over some of their statements on foreign policy and immigration.
“The last thing we need to do is to talk about demonizing every Muslim when the moderate Muslims in America are our key to building a world with more partners and fewer enemies and lower risk of terrorism,” Clinton said.
GOP front-runner Donald Trump has called for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the United States, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has called for increased law enforcement patrols in Muslim neighborhoods in the United States.
CBS2 reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign told staffers to keep non- supporters out of the event. But voter Charles Brister told the station that he felt the former president and the Clinton campaign were taking African-American voters for granted.
“Here we are, the No. 1 group that has been supporting Democrats for years, right? And not to address economics at all, that’s a problem,” Brister said.
As Clinton was speaking downtown, a few hundred supporters of Hillary Clinton’s Democratic opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, protested outside CNN’s building on Sunset Boulevard, claiming that the cable network is ignoring the issues raised by Sanders and focusing too much coverage on Trump.
California’s presidential primary will be held on June 7.
— City News Service
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