‘It’s in his policies, it’s in his words…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said she “truly believes” President Donald Trump is a racist.
Tlaib said Trump’s rhetoric and policies regarding immigration have left no doubt in her mind that the president dislikes minorities.
“That’s probably controversial,” she told Hill.TV, “but he is [racist]. It’s in his policies, it’s in his words, and the fact of the matter is that he’s still our president … but it doesn’t matter, I’m going to hold him accountable.”
Democrats frequently attack Trump by accusing him of racially charged or racist rhetoric. Tlaib cited the president’s Twitter and said lawmakers are constantly trying to figure out what Trump’s tweets are about.
“There’s so much, even when I watch national media outlets, it’s baffling because we’re all guessing like what is in his mind, what do you think that tweet was about,” she said.
Tlaib is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, and has come under heavy criticism for her anti-Semitic statements on the campaign trail.
She recently endorsed the radical Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement that advocates for the removal of the Israeli-Jewish government.
“I personally support the BDS movement,” she told the Intercept, adding that the group’s economic boycotts bring attention to “issues like the racism and the international human rights violations by Israel right now.”
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who was recently nominated for the House speakership by her party, has defended Tlaib’s radical comments, dismissing her as the minority among Democratic members of Congress.
“We have people very well placed to share our values in terms of Israel in the heart and in spirit,” Pelosi said at a conference hosted by the Israeli-American Council. “Remove all doubts in your mind. It’s just a question of not paying attention to a few people who may want to go their own way.”