President Donald Trump had an event with GOP governors at the White House on Thursday that was themed very similar to his campaign rallies.
Despite being at the White House, Trump spend a large portion of time attacking Democrats and former Vice President Joe Biden.
"The suburb destruction will end with us," Trump argued.
CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale described Trump's comments as "barely veiled racial code."
Trump, denouncing an Obama-era rule meant to combat racial segregation in housing, says, "The suburb destruction will end with us."— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale) 1594932348.0
Alex Burns of The New York Times said the comments were a "barely veiled and very dated racial code."
the GOP's suburban disaster is heavily shaped by a revolt among educated whites, but many of those communities were… https://t.co/UqQ1TKktzT— Alex Burns (@Alex Burns) 1594932762.0
Here's what others were saying about Trump's comments:
Between this and his love for the Confederacy, we're like 2 weeks away from Trump burning crosses on the White Hous… https://t.co/NGaNT19RLC— Zack Hunt (@Zack Hunt) 1594933407.0
He doesn't love dogs but he sure loves dog whistles. https://t.co/wfuSJJIu5s— Frank Conniff (@Frank Conniff) 1594932844.0
Trump advisor: “Sir, you’re losing suburban women and college-educated people big-time. we have some ideas that wil… https://t.co/WpCUCFsDFO— Aki Peritz (@Aki Peritz) 1594932714.0
Trump just explicitly linked police reform to "the end of the suburbs -- suburbia!" Starts talking about a plan "… https://t.co/fKcSVfmr3m— Sara B. (@Sara B.) 1594932447.0
Full KKK hood on. https://t.co/LveP96Let0— Odogwu (@Odogwu) 1594933760.0
Some context for Trump's extended remarks now on Biden's threat to the suburbs https://t.co/un43d7FzIT via @nbcnews— Shannon Pettypiece (@Shannon Pettypiece) 1594932565.0
Desegregation will destroy the suburbs, says the life long racist. https://t.co/LGlxY8l8Ht— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@Khashoggi’s Ghost) 1594934395.0
Trump playing the racist card from the White House. Doubling-down in his mind. https://t.co/1vlow8OG3h— RR Seattle (@RR Seattle) 1594932694.0
Doesn't matter who the campaign manager is, Tucker Carlson is still in charge of the message. https://t.co/hGM2FgXx0X— Matthew Gertz (@Matthew Gertz) 1594932495.0