CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill said Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” is code for white nationalism.
“When you say ‘Make America Great Again,’ you conjure up colonial nostalgia and you conjure up moments in history where black people and brown people and women and Jewish people are disenfranchised and marginalized. . . we hear white nationalism.”
Marc Lamont Hill: "Make America great again" is code for "white nationalism" pic.twitter.com/iAdYVwLxPV
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 14, 2017
“We hear white nationalism when white nationalists are resonating with your message,” Hill said. “We hear white nationalism when David Duke says we’re going to fulfill the agenda of President Trump. We hear white nationalism when you have a message who says Muslims are bad.”
Hill also implied white nationalists are the only people who resonate with Trump’s message before he was cut off by CNN’s Erin Burnett.
“To pretend somehow that Donald Trump is just populist when the only people who are resonating with these populist messages are a certain pocket of American life suggests –”