Bernie Sanders Goes There: ‘We Have a President of the United States Who is a Racist’
During a speech honoring Martin Luther King Jr., possible 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called President Donald Trump a racist. Sanders was speaking at a King Day town hall held in Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, SC.
In plain words, the Independent Senator said “today we talk about justice and today we talk about racism. And I must tell you, it gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a president of the United States who is a racist.”
This echoes similar statements Sanders made in November of 2018 during a speech to the National Action Network, a nonprofit group founded by Rev. Al Sharpton. Then, Sanders said “But we must be honest and straight-forward and say that we have a president who is a racist, a president who is a sexist. A president who is a homophobe. A president who is a xenophobe and a president who is a religious bigot. And it gives me no joy to tell you that.”
The short portion of Sanders’ speech was immediately picked up and aired by CNN, which was then followed by a discussion of race and Presidential politics between host John King and White House reporter Abby Phillip.
Watch above, via CNN.
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