Hillary Clinton calls Charleston killings 'racist terrorism'

Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters on June 23, 2015 at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MissouriDemocratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton decried the Charleston church massacre as an act of “racist terrorism” Tuesday, and called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capital grounds. Speaking at a church in Florissant, Missouri, Clinton said Americans were struggling to come to grips with Wednesday’s killing of nine African Americans at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church by a suspected white supremacist. “I know it’s tempting to dismiss a tragedy like this as an isolated incident, to believe that in today’s America, bigotry is largely behind us.

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