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Montel Williams: Trump Elected Because of His 'Racism'

Montel Williams at the SVA Theatre in New York
Montel Williams (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:44 AM

Former television talk show host Montel Williams said it is time to admit the truth:  Donald Trump was elected president “because of his racism and not in spite of it.”

Williams, who had been a Republican, but now is an independent, made his comments in a column posted by USA Today on Thursday.

“My former party, including its voters, has been infected by it,” he said.  “And if we’re not incredibly careful, he’ll be re-elected — because racism is a powerful drug.

“That it is racist to effectively tweet that a congresswoman from Minnesota should go back to Africa should be something we can all agree on.”

But he said the Republican Party “has spent the past few days twisting itself into a pretzel in quite cowardly fashion trying to defend the indefensible.”

“I say that as a black American who became a Republican 'because of Ronald Reagan,' who was famously intolerant of racism and bigotry.”.

Williams said that “our national dialogue has been hijacked by the immature, racist tweets of a man I’ve known for more than 20 years.”

He said it is “time to stop pretending that Trump isn’t a racist himself, and it’s time to acknowledge it’s the racism that attracted his base to him in the first place.”

“The only debate left is whether we, as a country, care enough to make a stand against racism,” he said. “The best antidote to Trumpism, the single most important form of resistance, is to show up to vote in each and every election.”

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Former television talk show host Montel Williams said it is time to admit the truth:  Donald Trump was elected president “because of his racism and not in spite of it.”
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