Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke has taken his 2020 Democratic candidacy in an odd direction. He has embraced two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s strategy of attacking Donald Trump’s supporters personally.
The moment came during an interview this weekend with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
The article goes on to state the following:
“You said to me last week that you thought President Trump was a white nationalist,” the cable host began. “I just wonder, sir. President Trump won your home state of Texas by nine points. Almost 63 million Americans voted for him. Do you think it is racist to vote for President Trump in 2020?”
“I think it is really hard, after everything that we have seen, from his time as a candidate in 2016, to his repeated warnings of invasions, to his repeated calls to send them back, sending back people who are U.S. citizens, sending back people who were born in this country,” O’Rourke replied, “his description of white nationalists and Klansmen and neo-Nazis as very fine people, his warnings of Muslims as being somehow inherently defective or dangerous and attempting to ban them from entry into this country, his transgender troop ban, and his attack on anyone who does not look like or pray like or love like the majority of the country.”
This is a crazy strategy for a would-be presidential nominee to adopt. This sort of anti-Trump, anti-MAGA red meat may excite the Democratic base, but good luck with that message come the general election.
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