Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called President Trump a “racist” when asked about the controversy over Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) in a medical school yearbook photo featuring two men in blackface and a KKK robe.
“I think this country hasn’t dealt well with the issues of race. We have a president who’s a racist,” Brown began. When challenged by the host, Brown continued, “I know he built his political career knowing what he was doing on questioning the legitimacy and the birthplace of [Barack Obama]. I know early there’s been all kinds of news reports what he did early in his career on housing… We know the president doesn’t tell the truth frequently. We know he lies frequently. We know of his racist comments and background.”