Chuck Todd: Trump’s Comment Revealed His Belief that ‘White Europeans Are Good & Brown Immigrants Are Bad’
TODD: "Folks, debate all you want about the president’s recent language, but you cannot debate what it seemingly reveals about his core beliefs. White Europeans are good and brown immigrants are bad. That is why yesterday’s oval office meeting with lawmakers exploded. Not because the president used naughty language to embrace immigrants from Norway while rejecting immigrants from Haiti and Africa. Exploded because for many it confirmed their view this president sees everything through a racial prism, and may even have his own racist beliefs. The president denied the language. Two Republicans in the meeting say they cannot recall the language. Republican senator Jeff flake criticized the language. Republican senator Bill Cassidy is urging colleagues to ignore the language. The language is not the point. It’s what it confirms it is. Confirms the view of a businessman sued for discrimination, who became a celebrity ranting about President Obama’s birthplace. Who way a candidate calling Mexicans rapists, lobbying for a ban on all muslims and a wall and attacking a federal judge because he was a “Mexican.” Who became a president equating Nazis with counterprotesters callings rivals names like poke pocahontas. And folks, the political reality is that Republicans are now finding it harder and harder to defend this president’s beliefs. This is what Paul Ryan had to say.