CBS News Analyst Calls Trump And Roof ‘Brothers In White Resentment’
CBS News political analyst and Slate writer Jamelle Bouie compared President-Elect Donald Trump to terrorist Dylann Roof, convicted Thursday of murdering nine black parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
In a piece for Slate entitled, “Brothers In White Resentment,” Bouie compares Roof’s racist manifesto to Trump’s campaign launch speech. Saying”when read together, Trump’s announcement and Roof’s manifesto offer a duet in racial grievance.”
“With this promise to restore the moral, cultural, and political dominance of that white America, Trump grabbed the reins of the Republican Party and never let go,” Bouie contends. “Roof, in his own telling, wanted to awaken white America to the alleged threat of blacks and other nonwhites.” – READ MORE