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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:25 AM

 

Cory Booker: Donald Trump is 'worse than a racist'


By Devan Cole, CNN

Updated 10:15 AM ET, Sun July 21, 2019

Washington (CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump for his racist attacks on four minority congresswomen, saying Trump is "worse than a racist."

"The reality is this is a guy who is worse than a racist. He is actually using racist tropes and racial language for political gain. He is trying to use this as a weapon to divide our nation against itself," the New Jersey Democrat told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union."

"And this is somebody who is very similar to George Wallace, who -- a racist -- he's using the exact same language," Booker added, referring to a former governor of Alabama who supported segregation and was a vocal opponent of the Civil Rights movement.

Booker's comments follow Trump's tweeted attacks on four minority Democratic congresswomen last week that implied the lawmakers -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts -- were not natural-born American citizens and should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." The tweets were widely condemned by congressional Democrats and some Republicans, and the House passed a resolution condemning the racist language Trump used.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:37 AM

1. And THIS is the problem with going after Biden on his record re: race repeatedly and

 

using it as a tactic to try to win African American votes. How hollow it rings when now they try to take on Trump--who is truly a virulent, hate-filled racist, and whose record both in and outside the WH has truly reflected that and who has no qualms about using it to try to win the election.

How seriously will even moderate Americans take them when they called out Biden for weeks, though trying to simultaneously retain the cover that they weren't REALLY calling Biden a racist? OUR candidates of color need to be the ones we listen most to on issues of race and Trump/Republican racism. They need to not squander that credibility.
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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:39 AM

2. Yep. Who could have thought crying wolf for weeks could backfire?

 

Cory: "He is actually using racist tropes and racial language for political gain." Yes, Cory, that's very bad.
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