Warren: Trump ‘Winks and Nods at the White Supremacists’
In an interview with NPR on Tuesday, White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren accused President Trump of winking and nodding “at the white supremacists.”
“This is a man who, as president of the United States, refers to people in Charlottesville who are white supremacists as ‘fine people,’ a man who says he doesn’t want any more immigrants coming here from ‘shithole’ countries, a man who describes people who flee for their lives from Central America as mounting an invasion on our country, a man who has used racist language and racist imagery over and over and over, and most of all a man who winks and nods at the white supremacists, and who in turn is embraced and celebrated by the white supremacists,” Warren claimed hyperbolically, perpetuating the demonstrable lie that Trump called neo-Nazis in Charlottesville “fine people.”
Warren offered no examples, much less proof, of what constitutes “winks and nods” to white supremacists.
“You know, when the white supremacists call Donald Trump one of their own I tend to believe them,” she added, citing no white supremacists.