Uncovered audio shows Trump praising Clinton on African-American work

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A big part of Donald Trump's pitch to black voters involves slamming Hillary Clinton and the Democrats' track record with black communities.

He's made comments like, "Hillary Clinton is a bigot," "It is the Democratic party that is the party of slavery," "... the bigotry of Hillary Clinton, which panders to and talks down to communities of color," and "You've been trying and working in the inner cities with the Democrats for so many years ... and they're a disaster."

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So it's a tad inconvenient for Trump that he's praised the Clintons' work with African-American communities in the past.

"Whether you like them or don't like them, they have done so much for the African Americans," Trump said during a radio interview.

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Donald Trump (L) greets then U.S. President Bill Clinton at a fundraiser in New York, U.S., in this June 16, 2000 handout photograph. Courtesy William J. Clinton Presidential Library/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Donald Trump (R) shows a book to then U.S. President Bill Clinton at a fundraiser in New York, U.S. in this June 16, 2000 handout photo. Courtesy William J. Clinton Presidential Library/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Donald Trump (2ndL) and his wife Melania (R) pose with then U.S. President Bill Clinton and model Kylie Bax at the U.S. Open in Flushing, New York, U.S., in this September 8, 2000 handout photo. Courtesy William J. Clinton Presidential Library/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Donald Trump (L) greets then U.S. President Bill Clinton at the U.S. Open in Flushing, New York, U.S., in this September 8, 2000 handout photo. Courtesy William J. Clinton Presidential Library/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Donald Trump (L) laughs with then U.S. President Bill Clinton at the U.S. Open in Flushing, New York, U.S in this September 8, 2000 handout photo. Courtesy William J. Clinton Presidential Library/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
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Buzzfeed dug up that audio from a radio interview Trump gave to Sean Hannity in 2011 — in it, Trump defended Bill Clinton from accusations of racism.

It's yet another reminder of the once-chummy relationship Trump used to share with the Clinton family — ties both Trump and Hillary Clinton have disavowed on the campaign trail.

But it's not like their old friendship is news at this point: Photos of the Clintons attending Trump's wedding in 2005 have been widely circulated this election cycle. And The Washington Post reported that Bill Clinton and Trump talked politics over the phone weeks before Trump launched his campaign.

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As for whether this revelation will hurt Trump's credibility on the issue, his supporters have forgiven plenty of reversals from Trump in the past.

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