“The reality is this is a guy who is worse than a racist. He is actually using racist tropes and racial language for political gain. He is trying to use this as a weapon to divide our nation against itself,” the New Jersey Democrat told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”
White House senior adviser Stephen Miller defended Trump’s recent tweets about the group of lawmakers, arguing in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that they were not racist.
“I think the term racist … has become a label that is too often deployed by the left Democrats in this country simply to try to silence and punish and suppress people they disagree with, speech that they don’t want to hear,” Miller told host Chris Wallace on Sunday. He added that he fundamentally disagrees “with the view that if you criticize somebody and they happen to be a different color skin that that makes it racial criticism.”