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CNN's Nina Turner: America Is Rooted In Racism And Needs To Be Redeemed

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CNN commentator Nina Turner said Friday on CNN that the United States redeem itself from its racist past, in response to President Trump's comments about the Democratic convention:


DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: But over the last week, the Democrats held the darkest and angriest and gloomiest convention in American history. They spent four straight days attacking America as racist and a horrible country that must be redeemed.

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: I mean, I guess what else would he say? I wonder what you make of it.

NINA TURNER: You're reading my mind, Anderson. I mean, because he does need to be redeemed. I don't which convention he was look at though. But this country needs to be redeemed. This country is racist. It's rooted in racism.

When we talk about immigration, it's a country founded on the back and blood and sweat and tears of enslaved Africans and in the first generation born of African-Americans for generations.

It is a nation that stole the land from indigenous people.

Come on. We're trying to get to the high ideas but we're not there yet.

So, I'm not surprised President Trump would paint the Democratic convention in that way. That is what he does. He is delusional if he thinks it's rewriting revisionist histories.

It's not OK for him to do as Republicans and not OK for Democrats to do either.

And 92 million people in this country are either uninsured or underinsured. As you know, the pandemic wiping people out left or right, whether literally or through their livelihoods.

We have an opportunity, if it is taken, to show that the Democratic Party will be the answer to the corporate interests.

There are 12 billionaires who are at $2 trillion. They control a trillion worth of wealth. Meanwhile, back on Main Street, people are catching all kinds of hell.

So, we're going to stand up for the poor, working poor and barely middle class. And it's better than how the BLM are quoting or mentioning Ella Baker's name. It is living up to the high ideas and the principals by which the freedom fighters fought for.
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