Rep. Jeffries: Trump a ‘racial Arsonist’
Rep. Jeffries: Trump a ‘racial arsonist’
(CNN) — Rep. Hakeem Jeffries says that Donald Trump’s response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, led many Americans “to conclude that the President of the United States chose to pull the sheets off and reveal himself.”
The Democratic congressman from New York made the remark Monday in an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”
Jeffries was asked by Blitzer to compare the President’s reaction to NFL players protesting racial injustice with Trump’s response after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last month led to clashes and a death.
“(Trump’s) reaction to Charlottesville was clearly inadequate, …