2020 Democrat Candidates Reach Consensus: Trump Is a White Supremacist

Rivals target Biden as Democrats' rifts emerge on age, race
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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”:

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”:

He largely relied on the fake news narrative that Trump called white supremacists “very fine people” in the wake of Charlottesville. As Breitbart News reported:

“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:

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.”


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