in the vicinityVideoBeto O’rourke explained the President of Trump’s record on race
Beto O’rourke speaks with the press after a rally in Miami.
The former Texas Congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’rourke called on President Trump “the openly racist President we’ve had in modern history” in a Miami town-hall event Tuesday evening.
“Donald Trump is the openly racist President we’ve had in modern history, perhaps in all of American history,” O’rourke said, “who is called the Mexican immigrants to prohibit rapists and criminals, who, it is said that we have to get all the Muslims as if there is something wrong or defective about some people because of their religion, which is described, Klansmen, and white supremacists of a group of very fine people.”
O’rourke was asked to apologize over Trump’s refusal, a group of black men for the rape of a jogger in New blames York’s Central Park in 1989. The men, who became known as the Central Park Five, were freed in 2002 after another man confessed to the robbery. The case drew new attention in the Wake of Ava DuVernay, the Netflix documentary “When they See Us.”
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O’rourke attacked you openly, the President for his rhetoric and ideologies. Earlier this week, he claimed that Trump was responsible for a rise in hate crimes across the country.
In the town hall, he criticized the trump-government, hard-line immigration policy.
“You don’t put them in cages, you need to separate them from their families,” O’rourke said. “You torture not in the way that we torment you already. I’m going for the stand up, every President in this country. I’m not going to admit that we need to tolerate and respect our differences. We need to embrace. It makes us stronger and better and safer as a country.”
Earlier this month, O’rourke met with a small group, a community of slave descendants in South Carolina, while he is seeking connections with the black voters, which play a dominant role in the next year in the Southern presidential primaries.
O’rourke confirms what he identifies as his own struggle with not knowing enough about the history of slavery in the United States and its continuing impact.
“White Americans don’t know this history,” O’rourke said, noting that up to a tour of the Church grounds, he had not known that anti-slavery activist Harriet lived Tubman in the area.
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O’rourke has questions about white privilege, do not tell a lot at a historically black college in South Carolina, the beginning of this year, that he did not know, perhaps, that their struggles, but I wanted to try to help you. In Iowa, he said, he believe that a white man in a historically diverse field of candidates, which have him at a disadvantage because of their sex and race him inherent advantages for years.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.