During an interview on Fox News Sunday, White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney got more than what he bargained for after insisting that President Donald Trump’s smears on non-white members of Congress have nothing to do with their race.
Fox News host Chris Wallace challenged Mulvaney on the president’s recent assertion that Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) represented a rat-infested district where no one would want to live.
WALLACE: “You’re completely comfortable with him saying that this is a rodent-infested district and no human being would want to live there? You’re comfortable with that personally?”
MULVANEY: “Have you seen some of the pictures on the Internet? Just this morning from the conditions in Baltimore?”
WALLACE: “You can do that in any inner city in America. And you could argue why doesn’t the president or something to stop it?”
Wallace then reminded Mulvaney that Trump had attacked Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and his “crime-infested” district before his inauguration.
“Then, two weeks ago he goes after these four members of ‘The squad,’ all women of color, and says they should go back to the crime-infested countries from which they come,” Wallace continued. “Then he talks about Elijah Cummings and he says his district is rat and rodent infested. It sounds like vermin. It sounds subhuman and these are all six members of Congress for people of color.”
“I think you’re spending way too much time reading between the lines,” Mulvaney replied.
“I’m not reading between the lines, I’m reading the lines,” Wallace shot back.
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