By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) Flagging 2020 Democratic presidential contender Robert “Beto” O’Rourke accused all Trump voters of being racists during an interview on CNN Monday in a comment that reeks of similarity between 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s description of the same voters as “Deplorables.”
President Donald Trump won Texas by 9 points on his way to securing the votes of 63 million Americans, host Jake Tapper noted, before asking, “Do you think it is racist to vote for President Trump in 2020?”
After a pause, O’Rourke replied, “I think it’s really hard…I think it’s really hard after everything that we’ve seen from his time as a candidate in 2016 to his repeated warnings of invasions to his repeated calls to send them back,” O’Rourke said. “Sending back people who are U.S. citizens, sending back people who were born in this country.”
O’Rourke is referring to the president’s focus on illegal immigration and border security, in which he has repeatedly pledged to enforce all laws on the books pertaining to people being in the country illegally.
The president’s policies do not include sending American citizens out of the country, which, of course, isn’t legal.
While O’Rourke has repeatedly called the president a racist and a bigot, he’s certainly not the only Democratic presidential contender or Democratic lawmaker to do so. Still, he has been the most vocal in recent days, taking advantage of the spotlight following a mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso.
Democrats have attempted to portray the shooter as having been motivated by “Trump’s rhetoric” about an illegal immigrant “invasion,” though he specifically stated in a manifesto published online that his anti-Hispanic sentiments “predate” the Trump presidency. Also, the alleged shooter was critical of corporations and environmental damage — two issues championed by all 2020 Democratic presidential contenders and the Left-wing groups that support them.
As for O’Rourke, some political pundits note that as Democrats work to turn Texas blue and consider it in play for 2020, the last thing a Texas-based Democrat should be doing is following the Hillary Clinton method of alienating white suburban voters.
Man, Beto going all-in on Hillary’s “deplorables” mistake https://t.co/AObVCD1gG9
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) August 11, 2019
The rest of what O’Rourke told Tapper was more of the same Left-wing narrative that has been discounted time and again.
“His description of white nationalists and klansmen and neo-Nazis as very fine people. His warnings of Muslims as being somehow inherently defective and attempting to ban them from entry into this country, and his transgender troop ban and his attack on anyone who does not look like or pray like or love like a majority of the country,” O’Rourke continued.
O’Rourke went on to say Trump is “dangerous to the future of America and will destroy what makes us so unique.”
The “white nationalists” is a fabrication by Democrats and the media to interchange with “white supremacists” (see our video report below). The KKK and neo-Nazi claims are in reference to comments the president made following the Charlottesville, Va., protests in which right-wingers and Left-wing groups like Antifa clashed; Trump was referring to ‘fine people’ on ‘both sides’ of a dispute over whether to remove a Confederate statue from a park. This has been debunked time and again, most recently by PragerU.
Also, the president never “banned Muslims.” He issued executive orders similar to orders issued by President Obama banning travel to the U.S. from a half-dozen countries rife with terrorism and terrorists. It just so happens those countries are “Muslim majority.” But as for “banning” all Muslims from entering the U.S., he never did that; Tapper himself knows better.
Democrats may be making political inroads in places where Republicans and the president are strong, but tarring and feathering all of Trump’s supporters as racists and bigots doesn’t seem like a winning strategy, especially if the objective is to turn voters away from the GOP.
Nobody likes being labeled; voters didn’t care for it when Hillary did it and we can’t imagine they feel any differently about O’Rourke labeling them, either.
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