On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) declared that President Trump is a racist.
Gallego said it is “very worrisome that some of the neo-Nazi websites and newspapers have praised the president for, in their words, ‘backing them up.’ Any president, whether a Democrat or Republican, should not be in a position where they’re being misinterpreted as backing up neo-Nazis or white supremacists. And the fact is, the president has done this. He uses coded language.”
He continued, “I mean, let’s just begin from the beginning where this man started in politics. His first step was accusing five black men of rape in Central Park that were not guilty. Next, he accused the first black president of being born in a foreign country and then using some kind of weird Communist conspiracy to get smuggled into this country. Then we know he actually accused a judge, Mexican-American judge of not having enough impartiality because he was Mexican-American. There’s a history here. The president, unfortunately, is racist. And he has surrounded himself with racists. Until he starts getting rid of them, I think a lot of us have to question where his motivations are in terms of how he’s going to serve his country and the people in this country.”
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