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CNN’s Angela Rye Erupts on Jason Miller: I Will Never Claim ‘Bigot’ Trump as My President

During a heated immigration debate last night, CNN political commentator Angela Rye vowed to never claim “bigot” Donald Trump as her president — and likened some officials working for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to slave traders.

“I don’t want to enforce is your president’s nonsense,” Rye said, while clashing with former Trump campaign flack Jason Miller on Cuomo Prime Time. “You guys know that this policy is ass-backwards. Plain and simple. You guys know this policy is inhumane, plain and simple. Like, if you just take yourselves out of it for just a moment, take off the lenses of bigotry for just a moment.”

“Okay, so now we’re getting into the name-calling?” Miller shot back.

“Um, yes, we are. I’m calling this process, this procedure is absolutely based on bigotry and fearmongering. If you don’t understand that your president announced his campaign by talking about … building a wall,” Rye responded.

“My president? He’s our president, Angela,” Miller said. “He’s the president of the United States.”

Rye rebutted Miller by saying Trump is “not [my president], I will never claim a bigot, ever.”

The debate continued with Rye pointing to Trump’s effort to support migrant families at the border: “I wish I could tell you from where in Africa my ancestors came from, at least part of them, but I wouldn’t know because the same bigots who are sending people back away from their children are the ones who brought my ancestors here on slave ships. Congratulations.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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