In today’s turbo-charged news cycle, it can be hard to keep track of all of the racist policy and language issuing from the Trump White House.
On Wednesday, Rep. John Lewis (D-AL) told CNN that Donald Trump’s characterization of migrants as an infestation was dangerous and racist.
On CNN’s the Lead Wednesday, anchor Jake Tapper ran through all of the ways Donald Trump has exhibited a consistent pattern of white nationalism, both in his rhetoric and policy.
“So critics of President Trump point to a lot of his biggest flash points, controversies, as having a through line,” Tapper asserted. “His handling of the Hurricane Maria aftermath, calling protesters who march in Charlottesville very fine people,the Muslim ban, calling some African nations s-holes….”
“Critics would say the common theme is a lack of ability to see the humanity in people of color,” Tapper concluded.