Former Attorney General Eric Holder thinks President Donald Trump‘s MAGA slogan “is rooted in fear.”
Holder’s remarks came during the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington DC on Saturday.
“Every time I hear that phrase I wonder when exactly do they have in mind?… What decade? What year?” Holder, who served in the Obama administration, said.
He added: “Certainly it was not when people were enslaved. Certainly, it was not when segregation was the law of the land. Certainly, it was not when women were disenfranchised. Certainly, it was not when the LGBT community was routinely stigmatized.”
He continued on, “This sort of thinking, this ‘Make America Great’ mindset is not only flawed, it’s rooted in fear. And it favors an imagined past over a realistic future.”
In addition to taking aim at Trump’s MAGA slogan, Holder also warned, “The age of bullies and bigots is not fully behind us” and the fight for human rights is not over.
Then he said this about the midterms: “On Nov. 6 we have the opportunity to send a message to the present occupant of the White House — I never call him the President.”
Watch above, via the HRC
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