Andrea Mitchell: I Have Seen Trump’s Message Before — In 1968 with George Wallace
Andrea Mitchell: I Have Seen Trump’s Message Before -- In 1968 with George Wallace (Breitbart)
Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” while discussing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the United States, host Andrea Mitchell said Trump’s appeal reminds her of one of the first campaign she covered as a young reporter, which was segregationist former Gov. George Wallace (D-AL).
Mitchell said, “I will tell you that the White House views the Trump Muslim ban as pure racism and a number of them—senior officials—saying this isn’t surprising, we have seen growing racism over these seven years. This is the way they are ascribing the criticisms of the president which may be a cop-out, may be a combination of factors, but they see it as part of the subtext of American politics, reaction against this president.”