Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) labeled President Donald Trump a white supremacist in an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday. This follows a laundry list of fellow 2020 hopefuls who have described the president as such in recent weeks.
Warren told the Times – “without hesitation” – that she believes Trump is a white supremacist who has “given aid and comfort” to fellow white supremacists.
“He has given aid and comfort to white supremacists,” she said, resurfacing the left’s favorite hate hoax by accusing Trump of describing violent white supremacists as “very fine people.”
“He’s done the wink and a nod. He has talked about white supremacists as fine people. He’s done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country,” she continued.
Warren is hardly the first 2020 Democrat hopeful who has described the president as either a white supremacist or racist. Beto O’Rourke (D) spoke to MSNBC Wednesday and warned that another tragedy – like the El Paso Walmart shooting – will transpire again due to Trump’s rhetoric. When asked if Trump is a white supremacist, he responded, “He is”:
— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) August 7, 2019
Donald Trump has been very clear about who he wants to keep out of this country — with walls and cages and militarization and torture and cruelty. We in El Paso have borne the brunt of that, but we in El Paso are standing up to that. https://t.co/nEdgJvfwwy
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 7, 2019
Even former Vice President Joe Biden (D) – who has tried to cast himself as a “safe” choice among a far-left field – jumped into the fray, accusing Trump during a campaign speech in Burlington, Iowa, Wednesday of fanning “the flames of white supremacy”:
In both clear language and in code, President Trump has fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation. pic.twitter.com/UoiiMVrCW7
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 8, 2019
“Charlottesville was no isolated incident. When Trump announced he was running for president, he called Mexicans rapists. Days before the midterm, he formed fears of a caravan heading for the United States when he said, ‘Look, what’s marching up. This is an invasion, an invasion.’ The assertion [is] that immigrants would, quote, carve you up with a knife.
More recently, he called a major American Senate city a disgusting rat-infected rodent mess,” he continued. “‘No human being,’ he said, would choose to live as though the vibrant, diverse community around Baltimore somehow was less than human. At a rally in Florida when he asked the crowd how do we stop these people, meaning immigrants, someone yelled back, ‘Shoot them,’ and he smiled. In North Carolina, he basked in the chants of ‘Send her back’ echoing across the stadium. How far is it from Trump saying, ‘This is an invasion’ to the shooter in El Paso declaring, quote, ‘This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas’?”
“How far apart are those comments?” Biden added. “How far is it from white supremacist and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville chanting, ‘Replace us’ to the shooter at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh saying we’re committing genocide; Jews are committing genocide on his people? I don’t think it’s that far at all. It’s both clear language, and in code, this president has fanned the flames of white supremacy. His mouthing of the words written for him, condemning white supremacists this week, I don’t believe fooled anyone at home or abroad.”
There seems to be a clear consensus among 2020 hopefuls: Trump is at worst a racist and white supremacist and at best, a white supremacist sympathizer. Those are no longer the sentiments of the fringe left. Here are additional examples:
22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism. El Paso will not be quiet and neither will I. https://t.co/dakFPKj0vJ
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 7, 2019
Only a racist, driven by fear, could witness what took place this weekend—and instead of standing up to hatred, side with a mass murderer's call to make our country more white. We are so much better than this president. https://t.co/SYMT77fbOf
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 5, 2019
Trump has emboldened white nationalism across our country. He needs to go. pic.twitter.com/BvWfPXVxe3
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 5, 2019
— John Delaney (@JohnDelaney) August 7, 2019
Don’t worry about Trumps comments the other day about White Supremacy. He’s still with you. https://t.co/l7lSdkNzfb
— Tim Ryan (@TimRyan) August 8, 2019
The president is weak. And wrong.
White supremacy is not a mental illness, and guns are a tool that white supremacists use to fulfill their hate.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 5, 2019
“Because if the answer to the question ‘do racism and white supremacy exist?’ is yes, then the real question isn't who is or isn't a racist, but who is and isn't doing something about it.” —Cory
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 7, 2019
Here’s the path forward for our country:
1️⃣ Get rid of the racist in the White House
2️⃣ Make him a blip in history
3️⃣ Defeat the sycophant Republicans who are afraid to stand up to him, too pic.twitter.com/zfyRIesQDx
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) August 8, 2019
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) August 1, 2019
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) August 7, 2019
Let's call the president’s racist attack exactly what it is: un-American. pic.twitter.com/fDeC5ka01F
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 14, 2019
We have president who is an overt racist and xenophobe.
He should stay away from El Paso.
What he should do right now is end his anti-immigrant rhetoric.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 7, 2019
I respect the pain these communities are feeling and understand their resistance to this visit.
But Trump needs to see the suffering he's caused by bringing racism and division into the Oval Office. He needs to see what he's created. https://t.co/uXICIK5ddI
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) August 7, 2019
This president is amplifying white nationalist hate and @senatemajldr is blocking a bill that could disarm them. Dial 877-615-7198 to tell your Senators to pass gun safety reforms that the majority of Americans want.
We must act—for our futures, our loved ones, and our country.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) August 6, 2019
It's alarming enough that the president stokes racism and violence and coddles white nationalists.
But there's a group of people who won't call him out on it, and who are refusing to give gun safety legislation a vote. They're Senate Republicans. And it's time to vote them out.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 5, 2019
The President's racist conduct alone should be reason to vote him out of office. #DemDebate
— Michael Bennet (@MichaelBennet) August 1, 2019
The president repeatedly dismissed the left’s accusations of racism and fervently condemned white supremacy, racism, and bigotry in an address to the American people Monday, calling them “sinister ideologies” that “must be defeated.”
“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy,” Trump said. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America, hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul.”