Politics John Lewis: I think Trump is a racist

00:52  15 january  2018
00:52  15 january  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Clinton blasts 'Trump's ignorant, racist views'

  Clinton blasts 'Trump's ignorant, racist views' In a tweet, Hillary Clinton denounced President Trump after media reports surfaced that he decried immigration from "shithole countries," like Haiti.<br>In a tweet, Clinton denounced Trump's remarks, which were reportedly made in a private meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, saying that Friday should be a day of remembrance for the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Instead, she said, the country has been subjected to Trump's ire.

Rep. John Lewis on Sunday said he believes President Donald Trump is a racist in the wake of racially charged remarks the president reportedly made last week about people coming to the United States from “shithole” countries. ‘ I think he is a racist ,’ Lewis

John Lewis called President Donald Trump a " racist ," citing Trump 's reported remarks about immigrants coming to the United States from "shithole " I think he is a racist ," Lewis continued, adding that he cannot "in good conscience" attend Trump 's State of the Union address later this month.

John Lewis sitting on a table © Provided by The Hill Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said Sunday he thinks President Trump is racist after Trump reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as "shithole countries."

"We have to stand up. We have to speak up and not try to sweep it under the rug," Lewis said on "This Week" when asked what can be done about it.

In a meeting with lawmakers last week, Trump reportedly questioned why the U.S. accepted so many immigrants from "shithole" countries like Haiti and African nations. He suggested the U.S. should instead take in more immigrants from countries like Norway.

The next day, Trump spoke at a proclamation signing to recognize the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in advance of Monday's holiday.

MLK nephew: Trump 'racially ignorant and racially uninformed'

  MLK nephew: Trump 'racially ignorant and racially uninformed' Isaac Newton Farris Jr., Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew, told CNN on Friday that while he does not believe President Donald Trump is a "racist in the traditional sense," he does think the President is "racially ignorant and racially uninformed." The comments come a day after Trump, in an Oval Office meeting about immigration, referred to a series of nations as "shithole countries" and questioned why the United States was not welcoming more people from Norway as opposed to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.

John Lewis said he will not attend President Trump 's first State of the Union after he referred to poorer nations, made up of primarily black and brown people, as "shithole countries." " I think he is a racist ," Lewis said.

John Lewis , a leader in the civil rights movement who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said he thinks the president “ is a racist .” Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you think President Trump is a racist ?”

Lewis, who along with King was a leader of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, said Sunday it's "impossible" to square Trump's reported vulgar comments with his remarks in support of King's legacy.

"There's not any way you can do that. It's unreal. It's unbelievable. It makes me sad. It make me cry," Lewis said.

Lewis reiterated that he plans to skip Trump's State of the Union address later this month.

Lewis and Trump have traded barbs before. Lewis drew the president's ire in January, before Trump officially took office, after saying he didn't consider him to be a "legitimate president."

Trump said on Twitter the congressman should "spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested)."

Lewis was one of 58 House Democrats who last month voted in favor of beginning impeachment proceedings against Trump. The measure overwhelmingly failed in the GOP-lead House.

Warren: Trump is a 'racist bully' .
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted President Trump as a "racist bully" during an annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. in Boston. "We face the challenge of an openly racist president of the United States," Warren said, according to Boston Magazine. "Donald Trump is a racist bully, and we know how to deal with bullies. We don't back down. We don't shut up. We fight back.

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