Despite His Progress for Minority Communities, Harris Calls Trump Racist: Can’t ‘Reach Any Other Conclusion’

Kamala Harris
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Some progressive Democrats are adamant that President Donald Trump is a racist despite his administration’s accomplishments for minorities.

Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat running for president in the 2020 election, had a recent interview in which she called President Trump a racist.

In the interview with The Root, Harris explained that minorities can be a huge benefit to society and should be encouraged to succeed.

“Listen, the reality is also this: any policy that will benefit black people, will benefit all of society. Let’s be clear about that,” said Harris. “Let’s really be clear about that. So, I’m not gonna sit here and say I’m going to do something that only benefits black people. No. because whatever benefits that black family will benefit that community and society as a whole and the country.”

Yet when she was asked about some of Trump’s comments about minority groups, she went after the president for being a racist.

“When you talk about him referring to immigrants as rapists and murderers, I don’t think you can reach any other conclusion. I do, yes,” said Harris.

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Harris is not the only Democrat to make these claims. During an interview with “60 Minutes,” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the president has “given a voice” to racism.

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“When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy. When you look at how he reacted to the Charlottesville incident, where neo-Nazis murdered a woman. Versus how he manufactures crises like immigrants seeking legal refuge on our borders, it’s night and day.”

However, the answer might not be as obvious as these lawmakers claim. Many of Trump’s harsh comments were directed toward criminals, not immigrants in general.

As IJR previously reported, under the president’s administration minority unemployment has reached record lows, important prison reform has been passed, and Trump has given high praise to immigrants and minority groups.

While Trump’s rhetoric is not always the most kind, his actions demonstrate a different reality than the obvious racism argument that some Democrats are pushing.

What do you think?

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banstan
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Did she come to this conclusion while smoking dope and listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac, obviously having to be in her time machine since she was listening to them before they made cd’s? Maybe this “candidate” has put too many paper squares on her tongue?

Screwtape
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If a “racist” could accomplish so much for blacks, Hispanics, and women I wonder what one would call his predecessor. Ineffective? Feckless? A divider? Someone suffering from delusions of grandeur? I’m still waiting for that planetary healing, the tides to recede, and my health savings.

Screwtape
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Hmm…now that the Mueller investigation is flailing they’re resorted to the old “racist” trope. Ooh! Now call him a “sexist”.

I can reach no other conclusion than that Kamallama has so few accomplishments that she must attack the “bad orange man” for credibility.

Rocky Drummond
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“While Trump’s rhetoric is not always the most kind, his actions demonstrate a different reality than the obvious racism argument that some Democrats are pushing.” Sydney Monduy

Well, that’s one way of looking at how he operates – about as myopic as one can get.

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