Friday on CNN’s “The Lead,” network political analyst Symone Sanders reacted to President Donald Trump’s statements on white nationalism one day after the mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques that left 49 dead.
When asked if white nationalism is an increasing threat, Trump said, “I do not, actually. It’s a small group of individuals that have very, extremely severe issues. I guess, if you look at what took place in New Zealand, perhaps that’s a case.”
Sanders stated, “White supremacist and white nationalism has to do with an ideology. The ideology, among the main, core pieces of white nationalism, is to suppress non-white migration. That’s one of the main policy top priorities that white nationalists promote for– stopping the changing demographics.”
She continued, “If a few of this sounds familiar to people in your home, these are things that Stephen Miller, who works for President Trump and in charge of assembling policies in this White House, he has upheld.”
She added, “I believe Donald Trump is a white nationalist. I believe he has actually allied himself with white supremacist ideology for the very reason, provided the policies he has actually advocated for. He stated, simply in the remarks in Oval Workplace, that intruders are coming, these crooks. He is other individuals, which type of language is dangerous.”
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