Campaigning ahead of wife Hillary for the California Democratic primary, and taking jabs at GOP candidate Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton stopped in Inglewood on June 4th to fire up local voters.
Appearing at Center Park with U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Inglewood Mayor James Butts, the 42nd U.S. president drew a clear distinction between Hillary and the presumptive Republican nominee. Slamming Trump’s campaign slogan, “Making America Great Again,” Clinton said: "He means: 'I'll make it the way it used to be.’ Well it wasn't so great for a lot of people," he told an audience of largely African American and Latino voters.
Praising President Barack Obama’s work in saving America from near economic collapse, he stressed the importance of high voter turnout in communities of color. The next day, Clinton drew more crowds when he ate at the Serving Spoon, a popular Inglewood restaurant. .
The Clintons have a strong voter base among African Americans. Hillary Clinton has done well with older blacks in several state primary elections this year. Latino voters have split the Democratic vote between Hillary and Bernie Sanders.