Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono: Trump Supporters Are ‘White Supremacists’
Democrat accuses Trump's base of being 'anti-immigrant'
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) claimed supporters of President Donald Trump are “white supremacists" during an interview on MSNBC.
Hirono accused Trump's base of being "anti-immigrant," arguing the country needs to be dealing with "systemic racism."
“We now have three crises that we’re having to deal with, and it’s a pandemic, we have an economic crisis, we have police brutality and systemic racism crisis,” Hirono said.
“And so what’s happening is that really covering for the president and his failures is the operating principle for his enablers," she added.
"We should be dealing with the pandemic, with the opening of schools. You just did a perfect coverage on the concerns that everyone has about schools reopening.”
“We should be dealing with the economic crisis,” Hirono continued.
“And we should be dealing with the racism that is in our country to which the president speaks to because he has a base of supporters who are very anti-immigrant and white supremacists,” Hirono said.
“That’s who, that’s the, a lot of his base and that’s who he speaks to so the divisiveness continues. So, we should be focusing on things that we need to focus on.”
But Hirono's claims were predictably left unchallenged by MSNBC host Chris Jansing.
Here is a Democrat Senator literally calling Trump supporters white supremacists. pic.twitter.com/mLYkIZrbJc— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 13, 2020
There was some push back on twitter, however:
"Isn't this the type of behavior that cost the Democrats the election in 2016? Do they ever learn?" one Twitter user wrote.
Isn't this the type of behavior that cost the Democrats the election in 2016? Do they ever learn?— White Rabbit (@RabbitHole444) July 14, 2020
"We don't need to deal with racism so much as we need to deal with the fucking stupidity of Democrats and the left," another Twitter user wrote.
We don't need to deal with racism so much as we need to deal with the fucking stupidity of Democrats and the left.— billca (@billca951) July 14, 2020
"Darn! I'm screwed. Just found out I'm a Puerto Rican white supremacist. Freak it, they will get bullied on November. Trump 2020!!" wrote another.
Darn! I'm screwed. Just found out I'm a Puerto Rican white supremacist. Freak it, they will get bullied on November. Trump 2020!!— Frank Ortiz (@frankiejortiz) July 13, 2020
“The Senate has clearly spoken now, the president was acquitted,” CNN host Wolf Blitzer told Hirono on the news of Trump's acquittal.
“No! Wolf (laughs), wasn’t acquitted,” Hirono falsely claimed.
“It was a rigged trial. You don’t get acquitted when you don’t even get to call witnesses or relevant witnesses or have the documents because the president stonewalled all efforts on the part of the House to get the information they requested.”
“It was a rigged trial; he can run around saying he was acquitted, but you don’t get acquitted in a rigged trial.”