Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said there is a need to reject the use of "bluster and bullying" coming from her Republican rival Donald Trump's campaign.
"We have to reject and stand up against the appeals to the kind of bigotry and the use of bluster and bullying that we see coming from Trump's campaign, but let's not forget the real economic challenges that too many Americans of all backgrounds are facing today," she said.
"That's how I think about it and that's how I'm going to try in this campaign to respond to and rebuke all of the horrible things he (Trump) says on a pretty regular basis, but not about me, I could care less about that," Clinton said responding to a question about her Republican rival.
"But when he goes after individuals, when he accuses a distinguished federal judge of Mexican heritage of not being fair, when he insults a gold star family of a Muslim-American who served in the military... you know the list. I will stand up and call him out on that," she asserted.
At the same time Clinton said she will also keep reaching out to Americans of all races and ethnicities and where ever they live, to tell them that she is not going to forget about them after this election.
"I'm going to work my heart out to help every single person have a better job with a rising income and make sure their kids get a good education, and everything else that I think they're owed here in America," she claimed.
During a question and answer session at the National Association of Black Journalists-National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention, Clinton acknowledged there was a perception of trust deficit.
"I take it seriously," she said when asked about allegations of trust deficit against her.
"I'm going to work my heart out in this campaign and as president to produce results for people, to get the economy to work for everybody, not just (for) those at the top, to do as much as I can to help people who, as I said earlier, may not even vote for me. Because I think our country is at a crossroads election," Clinton said.
"President (Barack) Obama said it extremely well, both in what his speech discussed in the convention, what his press conferences since have pointed out. This is a crossroads election. There is so much at stake," she said.
Clinton said she will bring the country together. "I think we have three overarching goals: we need more economic opportunity, we need to protect our national security and we have got to work toward American unity," she said.
"I have been trying to understand what it is that has driven people to support Trump and I've met with some people, I have listened to them," she added.
"I want to be the President for all Americans. I want to lift up and give everybody a chance to pursue their dreams. And that means people who are supporting him," Clinton said.
First Published On : Aug 6, 2016 12:12 IST