Speaking truth to power: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders identifies the President of the United States as a racist.
Speaking at a NAACP rally celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in South Carolina, Senator Sanders clearly identified President Donald Trump as a racist.
Speaking at the MLK event in South Carolina Monday Sanders declared:
It gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a President of the United States who is a racist.
Sen. Bernie Sanders at MLK event in South Carolina: “It gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a President of the United States who is a racist.” https://t.co/NkJuIoh4fP pic.twitter.com/OQHoiTn4WA
— ABC News (@ABC) January 21, 2019
More excerpts from the speech by Sanders:
Today we talk about justice, today we talk about racism. 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.
We have a president of the United States who has done something that no other president in modern history has done. What a president is supposed to do is bring us together. We have a president intentionally, purposely trying to divide us up by the color of our skin, by our gender, by the country we came from, by our religion.
Today we say to Donald Trump — We are not going back to more bigotry, discrimination and division.
During his speech Sanders also called for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote for all, declaring:
Racism is alive when the United States Supreme Court and Republican governors make it harder for people of color to vote and when they suppress the vote.
We must be honest and straightforward 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.
And Sanders is not the only Democrat willing to speak the plain truth that Donald Trump is a racist. Many others feel the same way. For example, earlier this month Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez identified the President as a racist during a CBS “60 Minutes” interview, declaring:
The President certainly didn’t invent racism, but he’s certainly given a voice to it and expanded it and created a platform for those things.
Bottom line: According to Senator Bernie Sanders and many others, President Donald Trump is a racist.