After Donald Trump’s South Carolina press conference on Monday, CNN contributor Van Jones said that the way that Trump is attempting to drive a wedge between African Americans and Latinos is a “sinister move” after Barack Obama was able to unite both communities.
“Somebody raised the DREAMers, the young Latinos who everyone loves, he puts them down. He says they’re not American. I only care about Americans. He pivots directly to blacks. This guy is going to try to sow dissension not just in the Republican ranks within America itself, he’s going to try to split the Obama coalition. This guy is very, very dangerous and bad news for America.”
Trump has drawn criticism since the beginning of his campaign for anti-immigrant and anti-Mexico remarks. But Lou Gargiulo, Trump’s campaign co-chair from New Hampshire pushed back against Jones saying that decision makers are “putting people who come here illegally ahead of the black community.”