House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) called out Trump’s racist tweets for being a cover-up and attempt to change the subject.
Transcript via ABC’s This Week:
STEPHANOPOULOS: I want to ask you about the president’s tweets over the last 24 hours as well, his attacks on your colleague, your fellow Chairman, Elijah Cummings. Not only is he taking on Baltimore, he seems to be suggesting that Congressman Cummings is somehow corrupt.
One of the tweets says where is all this money going? How much is stolen, investigate this corrupt mess immediately.
NADLER: Well the president is, as he usually is, or often is, disgusting and racist. He makes these charges with no base at all and they are designed to distract attention from the very serious allegations about his conduct that came from the Mueller – from the – from the committee hearings this week.
The fact is the president accepted help from the Russians to attack our election, work – his campaign worked with the Russians. That is undisputed. And he worked hard to cover up those crimes, committed more crimes and working to cover them up and lying and urging other people to lie to investigators.
And so he’s just trying to change the subject, which is what he usually does.
Trump is trying to distract from a ton of crime
Rep. Nadler as correct. Donald Trump is trying to change the subject. Trump’s racist tweets serve several purposes. The racism helps Trump keep his base with him, divide the country, and it is part of a cover-up that is intended to change the subject from the behavior of his administration. It is not a coincidence that Trump went racist on the same week the Mueller testified, and Oversight Chairman Cummings stepped up his investigation into email crimes by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
Ignoring racism will only embolden and allow it to take root. The best way to handle it from a media point of view is to expand the discussion to make sure that the American people are gaining information about Trump is trying to hide with his racist lies.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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