NBC’s Peter Alexander: ‘This President Is Not New to Stoking Racial Tensions’

‘Here the president is trying to exploit the divisions that he views between moderates and progressives within the Democratic Party’


ALEXANDER: "Stephanie, as you know well, obviously this president is not new to stoking racial tensions. Obviously this is not the first time the President has thrown one of these rhetorical grenades, which the intention of is to sort of ignite outrage, boost his base, and then try to focus attention on some issue that infuriates him or that he sees as politically advantageous. That’s most important. Here the President is trying to exploit the divisions that he views between moderates and Progressives within the Democratic Party, effectively trying to make these four women the face of the Democratic Party heading into 2020. He has taken note of the infighting that’s existed between Nancy Pelosi and some members of her caucus. So here is what the president said in his latest tweet thread this morning. He writes, 'The Democrat congresswomen have been spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate, and yet they get a free pass and big embrace from the Democrat Party. Horrible anti-Israel, anti-U.S.A., pro-terrorist and public shouting of the 'F' word among many other terrible things, and the petrified Dems run for the hills.' He writes, 'Why isn’t the House voting to rebuke the filthy and hate-laced things they have said? Because they are the radical left and the Democrats are afraid to take them on. Sad!' That is a reference obviously to the House leader today holding that vote on a resolution that condemns the President for these awful comments that he’s had over the course of the last several days, beginning with those incendiary tweets.”

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