Eric Holder goes to MAGA-attack: ‘Exactly when do you think America was great?’

The former US attorney-General Eric Holder speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016.

It turns out, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the only prominent Democrats, the questions of whether America was always so great.

In pointed terms, in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday, Obama-era justice Minister, Eric Holder, the issue of the MAGA-introduced trump supporters sing: “when Exactly did you think America was great?”


The comments echo those of Cuomo, who has severe criticism with the remark, that in the past year, America “was never so big.” Together, both off-the-cuff comments amount to impressive statements of public figures that were until recently as a potential presidential candidate. In both cases, the Democrats are going to criticize the shots on America’s past as part of the efforts of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

After the conversation during Wednesday’s MSNBC interview with holder on issues such as ” criminal justice reform and partisan redistricting – the ex-AG says now his focus instead to run for the White house in the year 2020 – host Ari Melber asked him: “There is a lot of talk about America as a leader, as a democracy, quote unquote, in the 1800s, as women and African-Americans, could not vote. What kind of democracy is this?”

Holder, for no reason, then used to tear his answer in Trump’s campaign rally cry.

I hear these things about ‘let’s make America great again’ and I think to myself, “when did you think America was great’?

— The former Minister of justice Eric Holder on MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber”

“That’s exactly right. And this is what I hear these things about ‘let’s make America great again’ and I think to myself, ‘just when you think that America was great’?”, he said in the show.

“It certainly was not when people were enslaved. It certainly was not, if women have the right to choose. It certainly was not, if the LGBT community was denied the rights, was entitled to it.”

Melber then asked holder if he believes that Trump’s slogan had the 2016 campaigns-discriminatory undertones.

“Not that the sentence is an echo of the discrimination in your ears?”, the MSNBC host asked.


Andrew Cuomo: America was “never so big”

“It brings us back to what I think an American past that never in fact really existed. This notion of size,” holder replied.

“You know, America has done great things. It has done great things. And it is a guide, was know you, a whole bunch of things. But we are always a work-in-process and … in retrospect, “Make America Great Again’ is inconsistent with who we are as Americans, where we look at the uncertain future, they embrace it and make it our own.”

Holder’s comments Wednesday echo remarks by Cuomo in the last year in which he drew gasps and giggles from the audience by declaring that America “has never been so great.”

“We are not going to make America great again. It has never been so great,” Cuomo said in a bill-signing event in New York in August of last year. “We have not reached the size we achieve greatness, if every American is engaged, we reach true to size, if the discrimination and prejudice against women, 51 percent of our population is gone and every woman is realized to the full potential, and unleashed, and every woman that their full contribution,” he continued.


Cuomo’s office was later in the damage control mode and said the Governor” believes that America is great, and the full size is fully realized when every man, woman and child has the full equality.”

“America has added not yet reached its maximum potential,” it.

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