February 4, 2019
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Sunday decided to take a shot at the president – calling out Donald Trump and blaming the president for stirring a racial divide in the country, amid the mounting scandal over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook photo.
Brown – who is mulling a 2020 presidential bid – said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Trump has built his political career on playing racial politics and that his business empire, and that of Trump’s father, employed widespread housing discrimination.
“We have a president who’s a racist,” Brown said. “He built his political career knowing what he was doing, questioning the legitimacy and the birthplace of the president of the United States. I know early there have been all kinds of news reports about what he did early in his career with housing.”
Brown’s comments come amid controversy over a photograph in the Virginia governor’s 1984 medical school yearbook page that featured a man in blackface and a second person in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. While Northam on Friday apologized for appearing in a photograph, on Saturday the governor reversed course and said he wasn’t in the picture after all.
This article was posted: Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:27 am