[Ed. – Gravitas. In any case, it sounds like his young audience was well-primed for such hate-speech sentiments.]
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) criticized President Trump’s administration Friday, tying it to the Jim Crow laws that protected racial segregation in the decades after the Civil War.
Giving his opening statement during a town hall at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, Jeffries defended former President Barack Obama’s tenure while contrasting it with the current administration.
“While Jim Crow may be dead, he’s got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well. And a few of them are running around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” Jeffries said to laughs and cheers from the audience.