A former state senator from Ohio and current head of a progressive PAC, Nina Turner took to CNN to bash President Trump for his rhetoric.
This comes in the aftermath of 11 people killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue by a deranged Trump-hating madman named Robert Bowers.
As the nation comes to terms with 11 deaths following Saturday’s anti-Semitic shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, questions are being raised over the influence of President Donald Trump‘s divisive tone. On CNN’s State of the Union the panel was very animated on the topic.
Nina Turner, a former Ohio state senator and current president of progressive PAC Our Revolution, said the Commander-in-chief’s role in fostering a politically charged environment couldn’t be ignored.
According to Turner, Trump “does have to take some responsibility for the type of racist vile climate that we find ourselves in, which, Jake, is not new. This is in the DNA of America, so I’m surprised that people are surprised. What is happening is that what is in our root as a country is bubbling up now, and that’s what people are surprised [by].”
Former Trump campaign strategist David Urban took a somewhat opposing view, arguing the issue was a lack of regulations surrounding speech online, referring to Gab, the social networking site where the synagogue shooter posted hate-filled content before his attack.
Urban added: “That vitriol builds upon vitriol and allows people to think, ‘Well, it’s ok for me to do that. This is kind of like the broken window theory of policing. If we don’t push back on the small broken windows that occur in the internet and that allows bigger crimes to occur like this.”
Turner virtually said the same exact thing back in 2016, also on CNN.
Turner also recently claimed that Democrats need to stop talking down to voters, per The Hill:
Progressive activist and former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner says Democrats could do a better job of reaching rural America, warning that the party still has not learned its lessons from the 2016 presidential election.
“It just really makes me angry to hear elite-type politicians talk down to anybody, but I especially see that when it comes to our rural communities that just because they believe a certain way or they tend to vote a certain way that they don’t understand what they’re doing,” Turner told Hill.TV “Rising” co-host Krystal Ball during an interview that aired on Friday.
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