Sen. Kamala Harris said in an interview with The Root that President Donald Trump is a racist.
“I do. Yes. Yes. Yes,” Harris said when asked by the interviewer whether she “definitely would agree that he’s a racist.
The interview was published by The Root on Feb. 26, 2019. Here is a transcript of the segment where Harris says Trump is a racist:
Question: I notice you didn’t say president.
Harris: "Well, he was elected president, I mean obviously not by popular vote. But he was elected. But the reality of it is that, you know, and we can get into a longer discussion about what a leader really is. Right. You can be elected, but if you actually are a leader then you don’t condone and support and council hate. You call bigotry what it is. You call racism what it is. You call violence what it is."
Question: "Is President Trump a racist?"
Harris: "Well, look, when you talk about his statement on that [Charlottesville]. When you talk about him calling African countries s-hole countries. When you talk about him referring to immigrants as rapists and murderers, I don’t think you can reach any other conclusion.
Question: So you definitely would agree that he’s a racist."
Harris: "I do. Yes. Yes. Yes."