Washington, July 25 : Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld levied a series of attacks against President Donald Trump and dubbed him a “raging racist.”
Weld has officially announced his primary challenge to Trump in April, making him the President’s only Republican opponent so far in the 2020 election.
“Donald Trump is a raging racist, Okay? He’s a complete and thoroughgoing racist. And he made that choice, a choice a long time ago, when he was engaged in the housing business in New York with his father,” Weld said, speaking at the NAACP convention in Detroit on Wednesday.
He added: “The national Republican Party, has a choice. And a lot of them like to think that it’s a political choice. But it’s not a political choice. It’s a moral choice.”
“Unless the Republican Party in Washington expressly, expressly rejects the racism of Donald Trump, they’re going to come to be universally viewed as the party of racism in America,” the long-shot challenger to Trump said.
Recently, Trump lodged racist attacks at Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Illhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts when he tweeted that they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
The tweets were widely condemned by congressional Democrats and some Republicans.