Eric Holder: Trump Knew Birtherism Was Based in Racism When He Pushed It

Monday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” former Attorney General Eric Holder commented on Jared Kushner discussing birtherism during an interview with Axios.

Holder said, “This is the word I’m reluctant to use but I have to say, that with regard to that whole birther controversy, that had race at its base. And President Trump knew what he was doing when he talked about President Obama in that way. Why Kushner doesn’t have the ability to do that, I think is obvious. He simply cannot say, agree with the notion that I think is his factually there; that is father-in-law engaged in an activity that was in appropriately based in race.”

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