DNC Chair: You’re Seeing in Trump’s Closing Argument ‘Dog Whistle Politics’ and ‘Appeals to Racists’

‘The worst of America’

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PEREZ: “Of course it is. And in 2013, Democrats and Republicans came together in the United States Senate around a bipartisan immigration reform bill that had tough enforcement measures and a tough, but fair pathway to citizenship. It didn’t become law, because the tea party Republicans in the house killed it. We have a plan, and that’s what we have been fighting for. But the Republicans don’t want to go that way. And now what you see in the closing argument is dog whistle politics. Appeals to racist — just, the worst of America. And you know what? I ran for this job, Jake, because I believe that we’re at our best when we come together.”

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