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Congressional Black Caucus Statement In Response to “Send Her Back” Chants at Donald Trump’s Campaign Rally

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Washington, July 18, 2019 | comments

Today, Representative Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s comments attempting to disavow the “send her back chants” about Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota during the President’s rally last night.

“Donald Trump cannot hide from the fact that his racist and hate filled rhetoric has recklessly increased danger to a sitting member of Congress and mother to three small children. The President could’ve disavowed those hateful chants in the moment, when it mattered most, but instead he was silent and almost gleeful about the reaction he received. The correct thing to do was to denounce racism and start acting like the President of the United States, instead of the leader of the White Nationalist Movement. The President may not believe his statements are racist, but the racists sure do.”

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