Sherrod Brown: I Agree with Rep. Wilson, ‘Steve Bannon Is a White Supremacist and Stephen Miller Seems To Be’

‘I know that studies have shown that they have their allies sprinkled around the White House’

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BASH: "Welcome back to “State of the union.” I’m joined again by democratic senator, Sherrod brown of Ohio. Senator, there has been a major back and forth this week between the White House and democratic congresswoman, Fredricka Wilson. It all stems from her interpretation of the president’s call to the widow of a fallen soldier. Now, the congresswoman told “The New York Times” this week that the White House is full of white supremacists. You were at the White House this week. Do you agree with her?"
BROWN: "I agree that Steve Bannon is a white supremacist and Stephen Miller seems to be. And I know that studies have shown that they have their allies sprinkled around the White House. I think that — you know what’s really interesting about this, Dana? When the president attacks people like that, he almost never calls them by name. I think he thinks it sort of demeans them or dehumanizes them or conversely, if he mentions their name and mentions the serviceman who gave his life for his country, if he mentions him by name or the African-American congresswoman by name, maybe he thinks he’s uplifting them and humanizing them too much for his — for what he’s trying to do. And I just think it’s, it’s — I would say it’s sad, it’s worse than sad, that the president engages in this kind of name calling without the name and tries to demean people that way and gets in these fights. I just wish — you know, he can say, it didn’t come out right, I’m sorry it came out that way, of course I respect, and then mention the congresswoman by name and mention the widow by name. It would be a nice touch if the president would once in a while act that way instead of always attack, always attack, always demean the way he does, too often."

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