Hillary Clinton on Friday celebrated the achievements of African American women, telling an audience at the Black Women’s Agenda that they were proof that “black girl magic was real.”ABC News:
The event was hosted by the Black Women’s Agenda Symposium Workshop, which is the organization dedicated to addressing disparities faced by black women.
Black women, she said, “leave the house every morning, put on that game face that well all practice, and enter a social that consistently challenges your worth ― with the images you see, the lower pay that so many take home; that try to silence your voices and break your spirits. That you remain fierce in the face of the challenges.”
“While your stories are often missing from the history books, make no mistake, you are the changemakers, the path breakers and the ground shakers,” she said. “And you are proof that yes indeed, black girl magic is real.”
Hillary Clinton today said Donald Trump owes President Obama and the American people "an apology" for pushing the notion that President Obama was not born in the U.S, and that even if he flip-flops on his position now, “there is no erasing it in history.”
"For five years, he has led the birther movement to delegitimize our first black president. His campaign was founded on this outrageous lie. There is no erasing it in history,” the Democratic presidential nominee said during remarks at the Black Women’s Agenda symposium in Washington, D.C.
"Just yesterday,” she continued, “Trump, again, refused to say with his own words that the president was born in the United States. Now, Donald's advisers have the temerity to say he's doing the country a service by pushing these lies. No. He isn't. He's feeding into the worst impulses, the bigotry and bias that lurks in our country.”
“Barack Obama was born in America, plain and simple. And Donald Trump owes him and the American people an apology,” she added.
Watch the full speech above.