Democrat Candidates Blast Trump's Racism

Publicly talking about President Trump’s racism is definitely no longer taboo — it was a key talking point at the second round of Democratic debates. Here’s what the candidates had to say about it.

Democratic presidential candidates decried President Trump’s racist statements

Donald Trump says he's the “least racist person" in the planet. Democratic presidential candidates Klobuchar, Delaney, Sanders, Warren and O’Rourke disagree. While President Donald Trump continued to triple down on his racist attacks on Baltimore, Democrats contending for the nomination to unseat him in 2020 fetched the issues of systemic racism and reparations for slavery reparations to the forefront of the 1st of July Democratic primary debates in another predominately-black city: Detroit.

Among the leaders of the pack was Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who addressed the ongoing problem of racism in America by singling out white supremacy in the sharpest possible language. As Democrats took to the debate stage, an article published in the Washington Post revealed that the president had again attacked Baltimore, this time claiming in an interview that violent crime in the majority-black city is worse than it is in Honduras, a Latin American country grappling with deadly gang violence. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont broke that ICE. “What Trump is doing through his racism and his xenophobia is demonizing a group of people, and as president, I will end that demonization,” the 2016 campaign alum said. “If a mother and child walk thousands of miles on a dangerous path, in my view they are not criminals, they are people fleeing violence.”

As the president continued to stoke racial tensions, the issue of healing those divides was spotlighted by the answers provided by his Democratic rivals. Self-help author Marianne Williamson shared her "deep truth-telling" on the issue of reparations for slavery. “The racism, the bigotry, and the entire conversation that we’re having here tonight -- if you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with this dark psychic force of the collectivized hatred that this president is bringing up in this country, then I’m afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days.”


07/31/2019 6:28 AMupdated: 07/31/2019 2:38 PM
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  • Abraham Y.
    07/31/2019 06:42

    Williamson has failed to see dark psychic forces behind Omar, Rashida and Cummings. They are the real racists and Trump has attacked their racism and for this he's called a racist. Buttigieg is insane to advise the Republicans. Of all presidents, Trump alone has got the courage to stand up to the challenges and threats of Muslim Brotherhood activists, anti-fa rogues, leftists, racists and extremists. Racists and Islamists like Omar and Rashida are openly challenging American tradition and values. House Democrats are wasting taxpayers money and precious time by chasing the fake shadow of Russian collusion. Only Trump can save America and Americans at this crucial hour.

  • Brut
    07/31/2019 16:23

    Why is Trump called a racist?

  • Tetiana D.
    07/31/2019 17:47

    We thought that Trump is worst and stupidest president, but we have Zelenskiy in Ukraine...🙁

  • Josue L.
    07/31/2019 18:25

    Democrats are not focused on American issues. They’re focused on Trump. That’s all they got in their mouth

  • Susan E.
    08/01/2019 00:07

    Remember he called out an African American during one of his campaign rallies and all of sudden said there’s his new African American friend? Instead of there’s my new friend bill jones or whatever the guys name was but Trump said my little African American buddy or friend..YES TRUMP IS SO RACIST THAT HE REEKS FROM HIS OWN ROT

  • Dennis P.
    08/01/2019 01:24

    Go Trump

  • Keith B.
    08/01/2019 02:01


  • Henry R.
    08/01/2019 05:24

    Who cares what people say. Trump 2020

  • Michael W.
    08/01/2019 06:01

    Biden tricked everyone tonight, he didn't spend much time talking about Trump, but gave the best attack on Trump of any debate, but Biden came issues ready, and performed brilliantly nailing down every issue.!!!

  • John D.
    08/01/2019 10:27

    Such a weak point, didn't work in 2016 and won't work now. If Trump is a racist...he sucks at it!!!

  • Henry R.
    08/01/2019 20:08

    Only losers will call Trump a racist. God bless you President Trump, continue making America the greatest nation under God as well as your allies. Amen!

  • Linda R.
    08/02/2019 01:38

    I wish they could come up with a true issue..but thats all they got

  • Tone S.
    08/02/2019 06:27

    Wow Trump is so racist that he achieve some thing like black unemployment at the lowest rate for six decades pushing a prison reform bill for black people something that every president Should’ve done but has it yeah he’s definitely racist Because he told for people that do not like this country to go back and fix theirs He’s definitely racist because he called out a person who is the governor of Baltimore to go fix the state your kidding me You liberals make everything about race it’s got a feed some bull crap to black people Hispanic people Asians women trans people gay people like stop let people take for them selves you let the media control people

  • William R.
    08/02/2019 15:38

    Trump has never been and never will be racist the Democratic Party was founded on racism and continues today

  • William R.
    08/02/2019 16:53

    Trump has never been and never will be racist the Democratic Party was founded on racism and continues today

  • Norman S.
    08/03/2019 13:45

    bunch of communist

  • Kathy W.
    08/03/2019 16:18


  • Richard N.
    08/03/2019 19:58

    the lamocrats are all liars

  • Dan D.
    08/04/2019 00:27

    we don't need to transform our government, we need to transport some congressman and senators back home to the private sector and out of government all together

  • Anthony E.
    08/04/2019 17:41

    All 4 jackasses