DC: CNN panelist Nina Turner brought Sunday morning’s “State of the Union” to a grinding halt, arguing that the current situation in Virginia had “nothing to do with Donald Trump.”
Host Jake Tapper began the segment by asking Democratic California Rep. Nanette Barragán about the situation in which Virginia Democrats find themselves — namely the fact that if the top three Democrats resign (two for admitting to appearing in blackface and one amid allegations of rape) the governorship would fall to a Republican.
Barragán responded by saying that the party of the person who would assume power should not prevent Democrats from doing the right thing — but then she turned the blame on President Donald Trump.
We can’t forget about the person dividing us and who is injecting this into the country. We haven’t seen it be this bad in recent time until the president has really made this a race issue whether it’s about African-Americans, certainly he’s doing it all over the board with immigrants, but we need to have this conversation.
Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution, interrupted then, bringing the conversation to a dead stop.
“Jake, I cannot. I just can’t. 1984, 1980, Gucci just a few days ago,” she shook her head. “This is not about president Donald Trump. This is about racism in the United States of America. Congresswoman, I hear you, but on this, we’re not blaming President Trump.” more here