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WATCH: Democrat Blames Trump For Virginia Racism Scandal, Gets Destroyed On CNN

Democrat Nina Turner ripped Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-CA) on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday after Barragán tried to blame the Virginia Democrat racism scandal on President Donald Trump.

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Barragan about a scenario where Democrat Governor Ralph Northam, Democrat Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, and Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring could all have to resign for their respective scandals, which would lead to a Republican becoming governor.

“I mean, the race issue in today’s day and age with the president at the helm who has been one of the most divisive presidents and, frankly, racist himself, is a conversation we do need to have,” Barragan said. “And we can’t forget about the person who is dividing us and who himself is injecting this into the country to live up again and coming out again. 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.”

Turner exploded on Barragan over her comments.

“Jake, I cannot. I just can’t. 1984, 1980, Gucci just a few days ago,” Turner responded. “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.”

“I am not going to continue to let politicians use this man as the excuse to deal with racism in this country,” Turner continued. “So no more about this — these three men. It had nothing to do with President Trump. What Lieutenant Governor Fairfax is going through don’t have nothing to do with President Trump. Northam wearing blackface don’t have nothing to do with Donald Trump.”

WATCH:

Transcript provided via CNN:

JAKE TAPPER: Let me ask you a question, Congresswoman, as the elected Democrat at the table, if all three of them resign, then I believe the Republican speaker of the house of delegates becomes governor. You don’t want that.

BARRAGAN: No, but we need to think about doing what’s right and what’s right for Virginians and what’s right overall. I mean, the race issue in today’s day and age with the president at the helm who has been one of the most divisive presidents and, frankly, racist himself, is a conversation we do need to have. But looking at just the line of order and saying we’re not going to do that because of the consequence is not the right way to do this. And so for me, I would — I do think we need to have this conversation and we should continue to have this conversation, but it has to be front and center. And we can’t forget about the person who is dividing us and who himself is injecting this into the country to live up again and coming out again. 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: Jake, I cannot. I just can’t. 1984, 1980, Gucci just a few days ago. 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.

BARRAGAN: I’m saying he has divided this country —

TURNER: No, let me just say this.

BARRAGAN: He is using —

(CROSSTALK)

TURNER: I am not going to continue to let politicians use this man as the excuse to deal with racism in this country. It’s been going on for far too long in the United States of America. We need some real truth and reconciliation.

Yes, president Trump is a racist. There is no doubt about it. But as we have seen, Democrats delve in racism as well. We’ve got to stop making this about who is a Republican, who is a Democrat. I want to know who say humanitarian.

BARRAGAN (ph): That’s right.

TURNER: I want to know who’s going to stand up for people’s lives, starting with black people’s lives. Because when you take care of black lives everybody’s life is taken care of. Everyone’s life taken care of.

So no more about this — these three men. It had nothing to do with President Trump. What Lieutenant Governor Fairfax is going through don’t have nothing to do with President Trump. Northam wearing blackface don’t have nothing to do with Donald Trump.

Herring, wearing blackface has nothing to do with Donald Trump. This is about racism in the DNA of this country. And I am over it.

We are traumatized, Jake, and we are sick of it. Politicians need to stop playing games.

MIA LOVE: What is being said is exactly right. It’s about personal responsibility for your own actions and things you’ve done. When he was 25 years old, it wasn’t — he couldn’t blame Trump for his behavior at 25 years old. I mean, you can’t —

(CROSSTALK) TURNER: And in medical school.

LOVE: — take responsibility for the things you do. And I think that that’s a problem with Virginia governor is that first he said, oh, I’m sorry. Yes, that was me I’m sorry about the picture. Then it was like, well, I don’t really remember.

And his wife is keeping him from actually moonwalking. I mean, this is a person that does not know what were the appropriate levels are. I mean, he cannot — he can’t govern.

So it’s absolutely time for him to go and wipe the slate clean. And I appreciate by the way the representative saying that this has nothing to do with what — you know who is next in line and the risk of Republicans actually taking office. This has to do with right and wrong, and this — these are clearly the wrong places for these people.

KEN CUCCINELLI: I appreciate those comments as well, but — and I’m not speaking to you, but they’re new on the Democrat side. Ralph Northam got universal calls for resignation when this became the whole Democrat power structure. It got really quiet.

TAPPER: Well, there haven’t been —

(CROSSTALK)

TAPPER: — for Herring to resign.

CUCCINELLI: Until — until the second sexual assault allegation. Then it broke it loose again. But if you look at that timeline it got very quiet, and it was, we might be more accepting of racism or rape than we are of Republicans. It started to look like that.

TURNER: Thank you for telling me truth on that, Jake. I mean, I hate that, you know, Fairfax has to go, too, but when Northam was running in 2017, you recall because of a labor union, he wouldn’t put Fairfax’s picture on his literature.

CUCCINELLI: That’s right.

TAPPER: Thanks one and all for being here.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Napoleon Dynamite

    February 11, 2019 at 9:06 am

    It was good they said this doesn’t have to do with Trump but he is also the least racist president, so its wrong to just say he is racist.

  2. BA

    February 11, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    NAME ME ONE EXAMPLE WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS A RACISTS…ASSHOLE ON CNN

  3. BA

    February 11, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    OBAMA – KILLERY & THE DEMOCRATS have done nothing but lie – cheat & steal and has divided this country like never before..

  4. Rockne Hughes

    February 11, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Barragan has absolutely no clue on what racism is or should I say was. I grew up during “Jim Crow” and that was racism. There is literally none today.

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