Jesse Jackson: Trump’s rhetoric ‘helped to seed these clouds’
Jesse Jackson puts the racial unrest we’re now experiencing at the feet of Donald Trump.
In his video statement, Trump said that the deaths of two black men at the hands of police show “how much work we have to do in order to make every American feel that their safety is protected.” Trump made his statement Friday, after the mass shooting in Dallas in which five law enforcement officers were killed.
“Well, those are significant remarks,” the civil rights leader told “Fox News Sunday” after the show played a clip of Trump condemning the deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.
Jackson told host Shannon Bream, “But I submit to you when you do the birther movement on the president, which is a dog whistle kind of anti-black, the anti-Mexican, the deportation of 15 million people, of families, disruption, anti-Muslim. That kind of rhetoric has helped to seed these clouds.”