Sherrod Brown Criticizes Trump’s ‘Phony Populism’

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) kicked off his “Dignity of Work” tour in Brunswick, Ohio Wednesday night, which focused on worker rights and criticism of President Trump’s “phony populism.”

“[Trump] uses his phony populism to distract from the fact that he has used the White House to enrich billionaires like himself,” Brown told his 300 supporters in the audience. “Real populism is not racist. It’s never anti-Semitic.”

Brown, who is considering a run for president in 2020, added that real populists “don’t rip babies from their families at the border.”