Transcript for Trump 'stands with the people who support him': Campaign adviser
for your time this morning. Thank you. Let's get a response from the trump campaign, Mercedes sclapp. Thank you for joining us this morning. Respond to congressman Cummings. He said president trump is racist. I have worked with president trump for two years and he's not a racist. He's a compassionate man whose policies have focused on the minority community. You look at the fact that the president has pushed and implementing the opportunity Zones that helps low-income communities across the country, including Baltimore. You look at the fact that the unemployment numbers for African-Americans is at its lowest. For hispanics at its lowest. He's a results-oriented president who's focused on uplifting all Americans, including blacks, hispanics. And I have to say, I have been with him in the room with all these -- with all these different communities and he does stay focused on ensuring that we're implementing the right policies for all Americans. Mercedes, we also saw him in that room in North Carolina this week, 13 seconds in "Send her back." You retweeted from Ben Shapiro, which said those chants are disgusting. It seems like you're at odds with the president. You had a different reaction? The president disavowed the chant. The president made it clear that he wasn't happy with the chant. He disagreed with it. Hold on a second -- where did the president make it clear he wasn't happy with the chant in that moment. I'll roll it again -- He made it clear with the press conference the day afterwards. 13 seconds. The next day he said he wasn't happy. He didn't show it in the moment. Exactly. Well, you all can make that analysis. I'm sure you have been to a trump rally. There's a lot of emotion. There's a lot going on. He continued with his speech. He made it clear the next day he wasn't happy with the chant. What I'm unhappy about is the chants by the squad, that they push forward, the fact that when you look at -- Does that justify "Send her back"? -- Many of these Democrats are concerned. Even congressman Cummings said that he's concerned, just calling freely people racist. Making anti-semitic remarks. Many of these Democrats are concerned that the squad is now the new democratic leadership. I mean, even for them the squad to imply that Nancy Pelosi was a racist, that even the president came out and said that was disrespectful. They have to be very careful when they're painting half of America as being racists and that's very problematic. We can't use that term very loosely. And chair Cummings said they have to learn to talk about things in a different way. You keep talking about how the president disavowed the chant. Just yesterday, he retweeted a tweet from Katie Hopkins, new campaign slogan for 2020. "Don't love it, leave it." "Send her back" is the new lock her up. Well done, team trump. Look, he made it very clear that he disagreed with the chant. I'll tell you, he stands with those people in North Carolina and across the country who support him. Why? Because they love America. They know that the president is fighting for them every day and it's African-Americans, it's hispanics, it's women, it's men, I've been to those rallies and to those events where they say I love the country, I love the American flag. What are you seeing the other side? You're seeing the squad dictating the rules of the democratic party, which is very clear that they're pushing forward, you know, very disturbing statements. It sounds like -- They're calling our border patrol agents Nazis. They're calling our detention centers concentration camps. OMAR herself has come out with anti-semitic remarks. Has basically said, you have dual loyalty. That's problematic. That's where you see the democratic party in disarray, where these democratic presidential candidates are going to have to kiss the ring of the squad because they're the new voices of the democratic party and that should be concerning. The president has said those members of congress don't love our country, they hate America. That's the textbook definition of saying someone is unpatriotic. I worry. My parents came here from Cuba. They fled communism. What the squad is promoting is that. They themselves have said that American exceptionalism is exporting abroad but not practiced here in America. The president has said very similar things. George, what's so beautiful about America is the fact that we do have freedom of speech, that we're able to have this political discourse and so, for them to be able to just go and attack the president, for them to be able to basically make these comments where they say, let's be compassionate, OMAR wrote a letter to judge, let's show compassion to those individuals who are going to join ISIS. That's disturbing to me. When they push forward a government-controlled agenda which we know can be incredibly destructive to our democracy. That's problematic, George. That's your view. You and the president says if you criticize the United States while he's president that's No -- look, it's not -- this is their fundamentally criticizing the United States when they're pushing forward policies that are basically anti-semitic, that they're attacking our law enforcement. That to us is very concerning. We are pushing policies -- Mercedes -- Pushing democracy and pushing freedom in America. When you're pushing a socialist agenda and you're attacking Americans that's a problem. No one has forced a communist agenda. Thanks very much. Up next, fivethirtyeight's Nate silver with his latest on
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