Barack Obama: Republican Politics Created “This Sense That White Males are Victims,” Evangelical Hispanics Ignore Trump’s “Racism” Because He’s Anti-Abortion
Former president Barack Obama joined The Breakfast Club radio show Wednesday morning for a 50-minute in-studio interview. They discussed a range of topics, including the Republican Party and Trump’s increased support among Hispanics since 2016.
On the GOP Obama said the following: “You’ve seen created, in Republican politics, this sense that white males are victims. Like, they’re the ones who are under attack, which obviously doesn’t jibe with both history and data and economics. But that’s a sincere belief. That’s been internalized, that’s a story that’s being told. And how you unwind that is gonna be not something that is done right away. It’s gonna take some time” [sic].
And on Trump’s Hispanic support: “People were surprised about a lot of Hispanic folks who voted for Trump. But there are a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts undocumented workers in cages, they think that’s less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion” [sic].
Listen to those clips below:
Obama on @breakfastclubam: “… There’s a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts undocumented workers in cages, they think that’s less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion." pic.twitter.com/8OpocwYrLV
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The full interview is below (if you for some reason want to spend 50 minutes of your day listening to Obama):
Maybe, just maybe, whites are under attack from all sorts of cultural and political angles. Maybe Christians are right to understand gay marriage and abortion to be morally objectionable and thus a bigger deal than Trump calling MS-13 gang members “animals.”
Also, what’s up with the use of the term “undocumented workers” to describe illegal aliens? Barack Obama is clearly out of touch.