Hillary Clinton will make a speech in Reno, Nevada today, discussing Donald Trump’s ties to the so-called “alt-right” (aka the racist right).
Earlier in the day, Clinton released an ad targeting Trump for his support of white supremacists and radical conservatives.
The speech, at a community college in Reno, Nev., will come one week after Mr. Trump named Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, as his campaign chief. Mr. Bannon has eagerly described the site as “the platform for the alt-right” — a loosely defined and contested term often associated with white nationalist and anti-immigrant sentiment.
Accordingly, one of Mrs. Clinton’s challenges will be explaining the “alt-right” to a national audience that may have little familiarity with it. Her campaign has accused the ideology’s proponents of “embracing extremism and presenting a divisive and dystopian view of America.”