Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam leader, told his followers in a recent address to stay away from Hillary Clinton for president – she’s nothing more than a “wicked woman” who’s spinning a web of deceit for the black community.
His point of view seemed to stem from his contention that her husband and former president, Bill Clinton, oversaw what he painted as the unfair mass incarceration of black people during his White House administration.
As Breitbart reported, Farrakhan said: “How many of you are going to vote for Hillary Clinton? You don’t have to raise your hands. I do not blame you for wanting a female president, but that is a wicked woman. She can be sweet but so can you. And you know when you are sweet but playing a game. All of a sudden, she knows about Trayvon Martin. All of a sudden – the boy’s been dead two years now – she talking about him like she met the mother and oh … White people, this is Satan. And you fall for that crap?”
Martin was the 17-year-old Florida black teenager who sparked a national outcry about stand your ground laws that allow gun owners to shoot attackers in certain circumstances after he was killed by the gun-wielding George Zimmerman, in self-defense.
Farrakhan continued, Breitbart reported: “Most of you went to jail for having a little blunt. They arranged that – the Clintons. Mass incarceration came about under the Clintons, don’t forget that. They call my young gang-bangers super predators. And Black Lives Matter put it to her – she didn’t know how to handle that.”
He then said Clinton and her ilk “call you a super predator that has no conscience, no sense of dignity like you are a dog, an animal,” he said, Breitbart reported.
“This is what she said about you and she didn’t just say – it became law and policy of the U.S. government under Bill Clinton and his wife, and now she is apologizing,” Farrakhan said. “But apologizing can’t bring back the broken families. Apologizing can’t bring back those that been destroyed in prison life.”
His comments come as Clinton’s campaign has taken a decided direction toward eliciting the black vote – with some success.
Hollywood’s Morgan Freeman just appeared in a campaign ad for Clinton, in a movie video that blends her voice with his.
The New York Times describes the ad this way: “It is a choir of two, singing for millions. ‘She says their names,’ Morgan Freeman intones, and Hillary Clinton’s voice, clipped from the campaign trail, seems to blend in with his: ‘Trayvon Martin,’ they both say. ‘Shot to death,’ says Mrs. Clinton, as pictures of victims of police brutality, and their grieving mourners, flash on screen.”
Freeman then says at one point, speaking of Clinton’s stand with the downtrodden, including minority victims: She “makes their mothers’ fight for justice her own.”