Steyer: Trump Thinks ‘He’s Privileged to Be Above the Law’

Steyer: Trump Thinks ‘He’s Privileged to Be Above the Law’

November 1, 2019

At a Justice Votes 2020 Town Hall event held at Philadelphia’s historic Eastern State Penitentiary on Monday, billionaire leftist and presidential candidate Tom Steyer stated he believes President Trump thinks he does not have to obey the law because he is “rich and powerful” and “white.”

Steyer told an audience of formerly incarcerated people that he viewed Trump as a “crook” who “also happens to be a racist,” offering no evidence that Trump is either.

“He believes because he is rich and powerful that he doesn’t have to obey the law,” Steyer said. “And white… and it’s not right.” He added that “there is an assumption… of privilege here that is so deep and offensive and so wrong. He’s assuming he’s privileged to be above the law,” he continued, saying Trump has an “obligation to obey the laws that all of us have to obey.”

Accusations of so-called “white privilege” are meaningless and unprovable, but they are standard leftist talking points today, even — and perhaps especially — among privileged white leftists like Steyer.

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