Republican strategist Tara Setmayer on Friday unloaded on President Donald Trump’s racist comments about African immigrants — and slammed her own party’s leadership for staying quiet.
Setmayer started by dismissing Trump’s new denial that he had ever disparaged immigrants by noting that he regularly lies about any number of subjects.
“President Trump is a notorious liar,” she said. “You cannot believe anything that comes out of the White House, unfortunately.”
Setmayer then recounted Trump’s long history of racism, going back to his earliest years in the New York real estate development business.
“Everyone knows of the housing discrimination lawsuit that was brought against Donald Trump in the ’70s,” she said. “It was marked on the application whether they were black or not. He was sued for this. It was reported that he actually went to the Justice Department lawyers and said, ‘Come on, you would not want to live with them either.’ Donald Trump is a notorious bigot.”
She saved her real ire, however, for Republican leaders who have been sitting on their hands while Trump continues to alienate and anger black voters.
“I am appalled at the fact that the Republican leadership in both the House and the Senate have been silent on this,” she said. “They need to grow a pair and speak up. Why does it take the only black Republican members in the House and in the Senate, Mia Love and Tim Scott, to come out and say something?”
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