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TAPPER: “These are white supremacist terrorist acts over and over and over in which people are being and I was trying to offer a hypothetical if it were a different group, I feel like it would be a red alarm fire, four-alarm fire. But let me move on. Because during one of the debates, your 2020 opponent governor Jay Inslee of Washington said that President Trump is a, quote, white nationalist, that is a stark accusation, do you agree with that? Do you think President Trump is a white nationalist?”

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O’ROURKE: “Yes. I do. And again from some of the record that I just recited to you, the things that he has said both as a candidate and then as the president of the United States, this cannot be open for debate. And you as well as I have a responsibility to call that out, to make sure that the American people understand what is being done in their name by the person who holds the highest position of public trust in this land. He did not even pretend to respect our differences or to understand that we are all Created Equal. He is saying that some people are inherently de — defect fif and something you hear in the rooikt and based on the countries they come from and calling those in Africa shit hole nations and would like to have more immigrant from nordic countries, the whitest places on the Earth today and let’s be clear who the president is, he is an open avowed racist and encouraging more racism in this country and this is incredibly dangerous for the United States of America right now. All of us have a responsibility to stand up and be counted on this issue.”