Donald Trump on Friday morning called the Clintons "the real predators," in a tweet that linked to a controversial video of Hillary Clinton from the 1990s.
The Clinton's are the real predators...https://t.co/Fr0gFtZVVz— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2016
In the video, Clinton is seen in a 1996 interview defending her husband Bill Clinton's crime bill, the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. That law has been criticized for having extreme consequences for minorities and fueling mass incarceration.
"They are often the kinds of kids that are called 'super-predators.' No conscience, no empathy, we can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel," Clinton says in the 20-year-old video.
The video also shows a clip of Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was asked in a debate why he called out Clinton for the term "super-predators." Sanders replied, "because it was a racist term, and everybody knew it was a racist term."
The interview cuts to a 1994 interview with Clinton, who at that time was first lady, praising the bill as "very well-thought-out crime bill that is both strong and tough."
It then shows Clinton being confronted by a black woman at a private fundraiser in February being asked to explain her "super-predators" comment.
"It was a racist term and everybody knew it was a racist term," Sanders says again as the ad concludes.
Earlier Friday morning, Trump posted another video on Instagram showing comments she made eight years ago, attempting to paint her as racist.