Excerpt from an oped piece posted on thehill.com Complete article in the link below
“I’m going to talk about a man who has embraced a platform that … the Ku Klux Klan said couldn’t be better if they’d written it themselves … [a man] who seeks the presidency of the United States with the endorsement of the Ku Klux Klan.”
This unseemly accusation was leveled not at Donald Trump but Ronald Reagan. It was in September of 1980, amid the heat of a tense presidential race, that a Democratic congressman painted this inaccurate portrayal of soon-to-be President Reagan.
But in November of 2016, an echo of four decades past could be heard when Hillary Clinton used the same accusations of racism and bigotry. She warned, “Just a few days ago, Donald Trump was endorsed by the official newspaper of the Ku Klux Klan … They placed their faith and hope in him.”
In making “Trump is racist” the central rallying theme of her campaign, Clinton adopted the oldest gimmick from the left’s political playbook: falsely demonize the opponent. Indeed, it is a failed ploy used both then and now.