Booker says Trump uses
[CBSNEWS] New Jersey Sen. Cory
U.S. Senator-for-Life from Noo Joisey, formerly the mayor of Newark. Booker is a candidate for president in 2020, running on a platform of
Make America Newark. He once wrote an essay on how to grope babes. He is noted for having an imaginary friend named T-Bone...
, "fiercely heterosexual",
one of the two dozen Democrats competing for the party's presidential nomination, said President Trump is weaponizing racial animus to sow division in the country for his own political gain.
Nothing like a little home-grown projection.
"He is somebody that is using race like a weapon to divide our country against itself," Booker said on "Face the Nation" Sunday. "He's been using it since before he became president as a way to accelerate his gaining of political power."
The New Jersey Democrat was referring to the president's recent attacks against four progressive politicians of color. Last week, Mr. Trump posted a series of racist tweets suggesting that Reps. Ilhan Omar
American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side...
of Minnesota, Alexandria
Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details...
of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan should "go back" to the "totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."
Only Omar was born outside the U.S. Pressley, who is African American, was born in Ohio. Ocasio-Cortez, of Puerto Rican heritage, was born in New York. Tlaib, the daughter of Paleostinian im
migrants colonists, was born in bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang...
. Omar, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born in Somalia, a country she and her family fled from because of a civil war.
Booker said the president's controversial remarks ‐ which were formally condemned by a resolution passed by the Democratic-led House ‐ are reminiscent of tactics used by politicians throughout American history to stir up xenophobia and racism for political gain. He compared them to anti-Irish tropes in the 19th century and the rhetoric of segregationists during the Civil Rights era.
"The language he uses is actually language, tired old tropes, that have been used by demagogues all throughout our country's history," Booker said, adding later. "This president is yet another sad chapter."
Posted by: Fred 2019-07-22