Woman behind Trump Corporation housing allegations stumps for Clinton

Mae Wiggins, who says she was denied housing by the Trump Corporation decades ago because of her race, becomes emotional talking about the experience to a crowd of Hillary Clinton supporters at a rally in North Carolina.

NORTH CAROLINA (Reuters) - Mae Wiggins, a retired African-American nurse who says she was denied housing by the Trump Corporation decades ago because of her race, became emotional on Thursday (Nov 3) before introducing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a rally in North Carolina.

"When I think about how they lied to me just because I was black, I still feel the anger," Ms Wiggins tearfully told the crowd in Winterville.

The New York Times was the first to report in August that the Trump Corporation allegedly had a practice decades ago of denying rental housing to African American applicants.

 

It said the Justice Department conducted an investigation and sued the company in 1973 for discrimination.

Mrs Clinton was in North Carolina, a swing state, in a final effort to shore up support there as two polls showed her maintaining a narrow lead nationally over her Republican rival Donald Trump just days ahead of the Nov 8 presidential election.

North Carolina is considered a must-win state for both presidential contenders.