Many leading Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden, and several other of the candidates vying for the 2020 nod, wasted little time in blaming President Trump’s “inflammatory” rhetoric for the recent spate of mass shootings.
However, the President has found an unlikely ally defending him against such claims — former Democratic Party head Donna Brazile.
“President Trump had nothing to do with the maniac, and I’m being gracious here, the maniac who shot up a Wal-Mart store,” she said on Friday, August 9 in an interview with Guy Benson on his Fox News Radio show. “He had nothing to do with the person who shot up the bar in Dayton.”
“This is unbecoming of the country. The President of the United States should not be blamed for these individual killers.”
Brazile refused to follow the lead of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others who have called Trump a white supremacist in the wake of the attacks in Texas and in Ohio.
When Benson asked Brazile if she thought Trump was a White Supremacist, she replied, “This conversation about race and racism, domestic terrorism, white supremacy, white nationalism, it is that I am profoundly saddened as an American,” Brazile said. “To point fingers and to play this so-called blame game.”
Set a Tone for Our Youth
“These are children who are committing these murders, children. 19, 21, 22, children,” Brazile said. “We need to set a tone for our kids for our future for the values that we share as Americans. And you know, we like these gotcha questions. Hey, are you a racist or you … I don’t like that. I’m black, yes, I’m black. That’s who I am, but that’s not everything. You don’t know anything else about me other than the color of my skin. That’s not how we should do it. I’m speaking as Donna. I’m not speaking as a Democrat. I’m speaking to Donna. I want people to get to know me. Hey, you know how not everybody’s going to like me, but I guarantee you — if you eat my gumbo, you would.”