Democratic presidential hopeful, Senator Hillary Clinton addressed a Martin Luther King Day rally at the South Carolina state house in Columbia in an attempt to get more support from African American voters in the south as a firewall against the surging tide of her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders. Sanders also tried to woo Alabama voters during his speech yesterday at the MLK celebration.
Hillary Clinton appeals for black voters support
With polls tightening in Iowa and Sanders continuing to show a lead in New Hampshire where he has a home advantage, South Carolina, the first state in the south to hold a primary, is increasingly seen within the Clinton camp as an essential buttress against the Vermont senator. According to the Guardian, Clinton advisers are mindful that Barack Obama defeated her in South Carolina in 2008 in no small measure due to the backing of black voters who made up 55% of the Democratic primary turnout.
Donald Trump fights Clinton to the finish over husband Bill
Former First Lady, Senator Hillary Clinton of the Democratic party is yet to have rest from Donald Trump of the Republican party, over her husband’s past deeds while occupying the White House. Former president Bill Clinton was involved in sex scandals while serving as the US president. “She’s got one of the great women abusers of all time sitting in her house, waiting for her to come home for dinner,” is how Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump describes it. Bill Clinton’s past ranges from his acknowledged sexual relations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky to alleged affairs, groping and rape. The former president has addressed some of the stories, denied some and ignored others. After Trump started reminding Americans of Bill Clinton’s past, a woman who accused Clinton in 1999 of rape in his home state of Arkansas in 1978, and who is also a Trump supporter, sent out a message on Twitter: “I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General, raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73. It never goes away.”