Dem Rep Garamendi: Trump Has ‘Been Going After African-Americans In Many, Many Ways’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) argued President Trump has been “going after” African-Americans and people of color in reaction to President Trump’s tweets about LaVar Ball.

Garamendi said he “absolutely” thinks the tweets are dog whistles. Garamendi continued, “He’s been going after African-Americans in many, many ways, and minorities generally. In fact, he started his campaign for president going after minorities. In this — in that case, Mexican nationals here in the United States, as well as Mexican — people of Mexican origin that have been here forever. He took on a federal judge. It goes on and on and on, one minority after another. And right now, he’s focusing on the African-Americans, obviously, the football players who are protesting by not standing for the National Anthem. Protest is a tradition in America, but yet the president seems to be focussed basically, now on African-Americans, previously on others.”

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