On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared on MSNBC’s AM Joy, where she accused Donald Trump of being a racist, asserting he wants to “make America white again.” Pelosi resorted to identity politics more than once, playing the race card to attack the president.
Pelosi was asked for her thoughts on the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville rally in which white supremacists were confronted by leftist counterprotesters.
The host asked, “On this one-year (anniversary) of what happened in Charlottesville, what are your reflections one year out?”
It’s so terribly sad the year has gone by quickly but it has not diminished the sorrow this is for our country. We’ve gone backward, and the president with all of his statements is the master of the dog whistle. Everything he has done, whether it’s taking babies out of the arms of their moms, whether it’s issues that relate to health care in our country, access to services and the rest is — his whole thing is “Make America White Again.” That’s his thing.
He can say a nice thing today in a tweet, but the fact is his actions speak louder than his words, and every day in the Congress we have to fight those initiatives. I’m very proud of House Democrats on different committees who fight those initiatives.
Later, Pelosi played the race card again, when she was asked about Trump’s attacks on Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), in which he called her a “low IQ individual.” She responded:
He’s afraid of Maxine; in fact he’s afraid of me; he’s afraid of the women who are going to be coming into Congress. He talks about “there’s no place for racism” and then he speaks that way. It’s really disgraceful. It’s disrespectful to Maxine, of course, to women, to minorities . … I’m always guided by our founders. “E pluribus unum,” from many, one.
Video of Pelosi and “Make America white again” at 0:46:
Video of Pelosi’s Waters’ comments:
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