During House proceedings Monday evening, Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York declared that “every racist in America voted for Donald Trump.”
While delivering a speech on the House floor, Jeffries began ranting about white supremacy and hate crimes being perpetrated under Trump’s presidency.
“We’re wondering why were so many people who worship at the altar of white supremacy drawn to Donald Trump’s campaign.” Jeffries said. “What was it about this individual that so many folks dripping in hatred flocked to his candidacy?”
“That’s not to say that every American who voted for Donald Trump is a racist,” Jeffries continued. “We do know that every racist in America voted for Donald Trump.”
“This president has a responsibility to address the rise in hate crimes that have taken place on his watch, whether or not his election is directly connected to it.”
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