Keith Ellison: 'facts' say President Trump has sympathy for white supremacists (Video)
Rep. Keith Ellison speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Reuters photo: Jim Young)

Rep. Keith Ellison said Monday on CNN that the facts show President Donald Trump has sympathy for white supremacists.

Why not just come out and say what you actually thing Mr. Ellison, that he is Hitler. We know that is what you really think and feel like.

Identity politics didn’t win you the White House, it will not win you the 2018 elections, and absolutely won’t win you the White House in 2020. Everyone knows the definition of insanity. You keep calling every white person a Nazi just shows how out of touch with reality, and highlights the fact that Democrats are the real racists. Want to stop racism, quit talking about race 24/7. (Related: Democrat leaders hold YouTube #resistance live session – Only get 138 viewers)

“If you look at facts, the evidence, that has been entered into the public record already, there’s a few things that are inescapable. One thing is that he did not immediate denounce the neo-Nazis and the Klan. And by the way, the flags that they were marching under are flags where the enemies of this country were killing Americans in the Civil War and World War II,” Mr. Ellison, Minnesota Democrat and deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said on CNN.

Mr. Ellison said he believes that the president’s judgment is “off,” and that Rep. Jerry Nadler’s motion to censure Mr. Trump — a rarely used congressional tactic with minimal consequences — is a good step for Democrats.

“I know [Mr. Trump’s] judgment is absolutely off. Jerry Nadler and a few others have introduced a censure motion. I think that has a lot of merit,” Mr. Ellison explained. “We are … a part of this massive surge forward, counter to Trump’s moral ambivalence.” (Related: Keith Ellison: Anti-Sharia Marchers ‘are the Folks Who are Imposing Their Religion on America’)

But Mr. Ellison did note that he does not believe Mr. Trump himself is a white supremacist.

“I’m not saying he is one. I’m saying the positions they have articulated are positions that he does not feel an urgent need to denounced and distance himself from. And I think the piece of evidence right there is something all of us need to ask ourselves why?” the congressman said.

The Democratic National Committee deputy chairman was asked during an interview on CNN’s “New Day” about his recent comments that Trump has “some level of sympathy” for neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

“I’m not saying he is one,” Ellison said.

“If he is not sympathetic to them, the best person to clarify this is the president himself. He himself can say I absolutely denounce these people.”

Ellison said the president can even go further than that. (Related: Laura Ingraham DESTROYS Krauthammer After He Attacks Trump’s Condemnation of Alt-Left Violence (VIDEO))

“He can have a national convening where he talks about how we move forward as a country,” Ellison said.

“One America, liberty and justice for all, everybody included, and yet, that’s not what we’re seeing.”

Last week, Ellison said he believes Trump has “some level of sympathy” for neo-Nazis and white supremacists following his comments on the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., that occurred during a white supremacist rally there to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.

Trump last week ignited a firestorm when he said during a press conference there is “blame on both sides” for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, which resulted in the death of one anti-racist protester and the injury of more than a dozen others when a man with white supremacist ties plowed his car into a crowd. (Related: Leftists Tears Cause Trump and FLOTUS to skip Kennedy Center Honors this year, White House says)
During the interview Monday, Ellison also said Trump’s “judgment is absolutely off.”
“Most Americans are appalled by what happened in Charlottesville,” he said.
“They’re not slow to respond to it, and we’re trying to work with them, because at the end of the day, we’ve got to change what happened at the ballot box.”
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