Hillary Clinton makes a stop at two Memphis churches

Hillary Clinton makes a stop at two Memphis churches
(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Hillary Clinton came to Memphis Sunday.

"I am so grateful for the support I am receiving," Hillary said.

The Democratic p+residential hopeful's first stop in the Bluff City was at Greater Imani Cathedral of Faith.

Clinton took the podium to a round of applause.

"I think we need more love and kindness in the world," Clinton said.

Members of the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church said it is important that Clinton would come to a church to speak about politics, but more importantly, about her family.

"America's best days can still be ahead of us," Clinton said.

Clinton also spoke about gun violence, raising the minimum wage and helping with student loan debt. She also spoke about national news like the death of Trayvon Martin and said something needs to change.

"Gun violence is the number one cause of death of African-American men," Clinton said. "I think we need more love and kindness and that should not be reserved for Sunday morning pastor. We have to begin to listen to one another and look for ways to lift others back up."

"People were overwhelmed to see her," Memphian Charles Doyle said.

Hillary made a second stop at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. There, she spoke of her family in a lighter tone.

"Now that I'm a grandmother, there is nothing more important than the future to me," Clinton said.

"We're glad to have her here and we're going to follow her," Doyle said. "She has a lot of support from this church."

Clinton also appeared in Nashville Sunday. She previously made a stop in Memphis in November, speaking to a crowd at LeMonyne-Owen College.

"She's not talking about the past and the present, she's talking about this United States of America," Memphian Brent Thompson said.

The visit came during a busy weekend several presidential candidates appeared in the Mid-South, including Donald Trump, John Kasich and Ben Carson.

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