Donald Trump set a new record Friday. The presumptive Republican nominee was cited 35 times in the Democratic Party's platform, more than any other GOP nominee in recent years.
In 2012, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was cited 22 times. Four years earlier, Ariz. Sen. John McCain was not even mentioned once in the 2008 Democratic platform.
The 35-page draft was released Friday and called attention to the billionaire businessman's policy stances on topics ranging from manufacturing and paid leave to civil rights and healthcare.
"While freedom of expression is a fundamental constitutional principle, we must condemn hate speech that creates a fertile climate for violence. We condemn Donald Trump's demonization of prisoners of war, women, Muslims, Mexicans, and people with disabilities; his playing coy with white supremacists; and the climate of bigotry he is creating," the platform states in a section on civil rights.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com