Beto O’Rourke: White Supremacy is ‘Part of American Life’
2020 Democrat tries to push 'racist' narrative during South Carolina rally
Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O'Rourke told a crowd of his supporters on Monday that white supremacy is “manifest in every part of American life.”
Speaking to a crowd of mostly white people at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, former Rep. O’Rourke (D-TX) told an outdoor gathering that racial hatred is ingrained in America's way of life.
O’Rourke described a country founded on white supremacy, suggesting that the American people are projecting their racism onto would-be migrants being detained on the border.
During his campaign speech, Beto attempted to push false allegations about President Donald Trump being supportive of extreme racism.
He then tried to blame the president for the American people's alleged "racism."
According to Breitbart, O'Rourke, who is trailing badly in the polls, recited a litany of claims — many of them debunked, such as the Charleston “very fine people” hoax — accusing President Donald Trump of fomenting racism in the country.
He also accused Trump, whom he likened to a fascist dictator, of “stochastic terrorism."
Beto alleges that President Trump makes provocative statements to encourage individuals, indirectly, to launch white supremacist attacks like the recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
O’Rourke also called for a complete ban on so-called “assault weapons,” and a national buyback of AR-15 rifles and other legal weapons currently owned by Americans.
During the question-and-answer session, a pro-life member of the audience asked O’Rourke about his support for third-trimester abortions, asking if human life had no worth one day before birth.
O’Rourke said that the decision to end a pregnancy remained that of the mother — to enthusiastic cheers from the audience.
The gathering was part of the college’s “Bully Pulpit” series, a recurring, non-partisan political lecture event dating back to 2008.
As the dean of the college reviewed a list of past speakers, one name drew applause: Barack Obama, who spoke at a lunchtime event in advance of the South Carolina primary in 2008, where he was endorsed by then-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), who would go on to serve as Secretary of State during Obama’s second term as president.
The “stage” was literally a small wooden shipping pallet, placed at the center of a coarse lawn in the middle of a small outdoor amphitheater between several university buildings.
Roughly 300 people attended the event.
By accusing someone of being a "white supremist" because they support their president, real issues of extremism are becoming diluted.
The word “racism” just doesn’t mean anything now, and the left has only itself to blame.