Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) believes that there is “No question” President Trump was being a racist when he made comments about Lebron James.
MSNBC host Hallie Jackson asked Ryan, “[P]ut it in plain English, do you believe the president is being racist?”
Ryan responded, “No question about it. I mean, come on, he’s always got to find a black person, he’s always got to find a brown person that he’s got to prop up and make fun of to try to stimulate a certain portion of constituents that he has, a certain following that he has. And to do it to LeBron James, after he just announced a $41 million initiative to start a school in Akron, Ohio, to give kids shoes and glasses and bicycles, to train their parents, to make sure they get a GED or some training, and then to send all these kids who graduate from the school on a free scholarship to the University of Akron. I mean, the president of the United States shouldn’t be calling anyone in the country dumb. His responsibility is to unite the country, not divide the country, and he keeps dividing. And when you do it to LeBron James in Ohio, I think LeBron James will get the last laugh.”