Blumenthal Slams Trump For Hate Speech

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) recently spoke to students at Manchester High School in Manchester, Connecticut, criticizing President Trump.

“I think implicitly he has condoned or encouraged some of the worst instincts in the some of the most misguided people in our society,” Blumenthal reportedly said. “The use of certain code words — ‘nationalists,’ ‘globalists,’ ‘invaders’ — sends signals to people who populate the Internet… with messages of hatred.”

“And hate speech can lead to hate crimes,” Blumenthal added. He also criticized Trump for his efforts to stop thousands of migrants from Central America headed to the southern U.S. border.