Monday on the House floor, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said not all Trump voters are racist but all racists are Trump voters.
REP. JEFFRIES: Eight years of tremendous progress in moving this country forward, followed by the election of Donald Trump. A man who spent five years perpetuating the racist lie that Barack Obama was not born in the United States of America.
And many of us are wondering, why were so many people who worship at the altar of white supremacy drawn to Donald Trumpâ€™s campaign? What was it about this individual that so many folks dripping in hatred flocked to his candidacy?
That's not to say that every American who voted for Donald Trump is a racist. We do know that every racist in America voted for Donald Trump. That's a problem. But this president has a responsibility to address the rise in hate crimes that have taken place on his watch, whether or not his election is directly connected to it.