Speaking to MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on Saturday, political editor at TheRoot.com Jason Johnson said that President Donald Trump‘s wall is a “monument to white nationalism.”
The comment came during a discussion about how Trump has said that he is reportedly willing to compromise with Democrats but that a lot of the concessions seem to come in the form of how the wall is actually being described aka concrete wall versus steel fence.
“You know, Rev, you can call it a slap, a tap or a beatdown, I’m still getting punched in the face, right?” Johnson said in response to Sharpton’s question if changing the name but not what the wall is being erected for amounted to a compromise.
“Like you can’t change the words and change the impact on something,” Johnson continued on. “This wall that the president wants is a monument to white nationalism. Anybody who agrees to give any money to this wall is foolish.”
He further added: “By the way, as I have said all along, Donald Trump said that Mexico was going to pay for the wall. So unless he gets a check for Lopez…I don’t see why Democrats have any reason to have a conversation with him.”
Watch above, via MSNBC
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