Video: Bill Clinton claims ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan racist, but used it in 1991, 92

Bill Clinton says "Make America Great Again" racist, but used it in 1991
Bill Clinton in 1991 — Screengrab: YouTube.

According to former President Bill Clinton, Donald Trump’s slogan is racist, but videos reveal that he used the statement himself back in 1991 and 1992.

“That message, I’ll give you America great again — If you’re a white southerner, you know exactly what it means,” he said at a rally in Orlando, Florida. “What it means is I’ll give you the economy you had 50 years ago and I’ll move you back up the social totem pole and other people down.”

But, the saying goes, scratch a liberal and one will often find a hypocrite.

You see, it turns out that he used it himself back in 1991:

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“I believe that together, we can make America great again,” he said on October 4, 1991.

And here’s video of him saying it again in 1992:

So what happened in the years since Clinton said this?

Was it not racist to say it in 1991?

But wait, there’s more.  A post at Infowars observes that Clinton also used the statement in a 2008 radio ad for his wife:


Breitbart added:

Clinton made his remarks during a political rally for Hillary Clinton in Orlando, Florida, and reminded the audience that he had just turned 70.

“I don’t know how I got so old,” he said. “It really bothers me that Hillary’s opponent seems doing best among older people.”

Clinton returned to his criticism of white working voters in West Virginia, describing them as angry people walking around wearing Trump shirts.

He explained that coal production had already peaked, and that it was important to change America’s sources of energy to solar panels and windmills to prevent global warming.

Translation: It’s racist if Trump says it, but not racist if I say it.




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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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