In this clip, ABC’s Donna Brazile unloads on Trump for simply taking all the nonsense that right-wing radio hosts have been spewing for the past eight years, filling the airways with lies about President Obama and the liberal agenda. A dangerously ignorant group of deranged conspiracy theorists and religious extremists like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have dominated the conservative conversation, and Trump is just picking up their talking points and turning it into a political campaign – as Brazile notes so eloquently:
Donald Trump is amplifying everything that we’ve heard on talk radio for the last eight years, Matt, you know that. There’s not one AM channel, whether I’m home in the South or riding up into the Northeast, they’ve been saying this kind of dog whistle, you know, everybody is the problem and people have not taken responsibility. I denounce Donald Trump for not denouncing the kind of vitriol, the kind of violence that he has perpetrated with his angry rhetoric. And he knows exactly what he’s doing. This is not the Donald Trump who denounced David Duke in 1991. This is a guy who is now soaking up this hate and he’s spilling it back out.
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.