RUSH: Now, here’s another good test-market question for Trump supporters. This is last night, audio sound bite number six. I’m not telling you that. I’m telling the broadcast engineer. Jackson, Mississippi, campaign event, teleprompter, out of the blue Trump…
TRUMP: Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future.
RUSH: Did you hear that crowd reaction? Now, it was mixed. There was a lot of support for it, and there was shock. And, in fact, if you saw it on screen left, to Trump’s right as he’s standing there, there’s a woman, I think she’s wearing a white dress, she’s brunette, and the moment that Trump says, “Hillary Clinton is a bigot,” her face contorts in such a way that you can tell she doesn’t know if she’s supposed to clap or not. She doesn’t know at that moment whether she’s supposed to applaud this or not.
But this crowd ate it up. You go to the Drive-Bys, “That’s just so unbecoming of a presidential candidate. That’s just not the kind of words we want to hear. That’s so beneath what we are all accustomed to. You just don’t see that. You don’t see one candidate calling another candidate a bigot,” particularly a liberal Democrat.
But Trump did. (interruption) Well, I know, Hillary’s been calling him worse than that for weeks. But that’s okay, because that’s the conventional wisdom, that Trump is unsuited, he’s unfit, doesn’t have the right temperament, any of that. Hillary did react to this, by the way.
RUSH: One thing I need to add, this is not the first time Trump has called her a bigot. Yeah. I’m sure you remember the other time. So why are the Drive-Bys going nuts? Why now? I’ll tell you exactly why. It’s because Trump all week has been making the case to African-American voters that the Democrat Party is taking them for granted, underutilizing them, failing to come through in their promises.
Trump is tackling that head on while assuring them that he will actually improve things for them. And this is sacred ground. There’s no Republican ever who’s supposed to ever try to get the black vote. The Democrats are considered to own that, it’s theirs, and you’re not even supposed to try for it. And here’s Trump now in the middle of a full, solid week’s effort of outreach. They’re offended, they’re angry, and a little bit worried. So now they focus on Trump calling her a bigot, and Mrs. Clinton responded to it last night on Anderson Cooper.
HILLARY: Donald Trump has shown us who he is, and we ought to believe him. He is taking a hate movement mainstream, he’s brought it into his campaign, he’s bringing it to our communities and our country. And, you know, someone who’s questioned the citizenship of the first African-American president, who has courted white supremacists, who’s been sued for housing discrimination against communities of color, who’s attacked a judge for his Mexican heritage and promised a mass deportation force is someone who is, know, very much peddling bigotry and prejudice and paranoia.
RUSH: That’s quite a laundry list of things that Hillary has there, but she left out the things that she really should be focusing on, and that is he’s unfit, he’s got the wrong temperament, doesn’t have the qualifications. I mean, that’s her thrust. That’s the primary point that she’s been out there trying to make. She was off message. You know why? Because this was written down. She cannot rattle all that off, I don’t think, from her memory. She’s on the phone, so nobody can see her. She’s on the phone with Anderson Cooper and I think reading from the cheat sheet, and somebody forgot to tell her to include the fact, which is their main campaign thrust is that Trump’s not qualified, is unsuited and all that.