Warren Brands Trump a 'White Supremacist,' 'Responsible' For Rise in Extremism
2020 hopeful joins other Democrats in blaming Trump for shooting
2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren has said President Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for his racist 'rhetoric' while responding to questions over why she branded the president a white supremacist.
“He’s a man who cozies up to the white supremacists; he calls them fine fellows, he’s talked about trying to get brown people and black people out of this country, he’s talked about shithole countries," the presidential candidate said.
"This is what he’s done. The wink and a nod,” she added during a campaign stop at a farm in Harlan, Iowa.
"And he can’t have it both ways. He can’t keep trying to stir this up, give aid and comfort, be embraced by the white supremacists, and then say, ‘Oh, but not me.’ No, he’s responsible. He’s the president of the United States.”
Warren joins with other Democrats like Joe Biden who compared the president to the Klu Klux Klan in an interview CNN's Anderson Cooper, and ironically not long after the president gave a speech calling for unity.
The Democrats have largely blamed Trump for the shooting in El Paso, Texas after the gunman left behind a manifesto warning of an immigrant “invasion,” a word Trump used to describe migrant issues at the southern border.
Warren told the New York Times after a town hall in Council Bluffs she believed Trump was a white supremacist.
MSNBC analyst linked President Trump's decision to fly flags at half-staff in honor of the El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio shooting victims to Neo-Nazism.
Frank Figluizzi came up with the bizarre conspiracy theory during an interview with Brian Williams on MSNBC.
“The president said that we would fly our flags at half-mast, until August 8th," he said.
"That’s 8/8. Now, I’m not going to imply that he did this deliberately, but I am using it as an example of the ignorance of the adversary that’s being demonstrated by the White House,” he added.
"The numbers 88 are very significant in neo-Nazi and white supremacy movement," he continued.
"Why? Because the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and to them, the numbers 88 together Stand for ‘Heil Hitler.’"
Beto O’Rourke also employed the same descriptor of Trump being a 'White Supremacist' uring an interview with CNN following the massacre in his hometown on El Paso.