White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany laughed off Mitt Romney’s show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement this weekend.
Romney, the Republican Senator from Utah, was filmed marching with protesters while explaining he was there “to make sure that people understand that Black Lives Matter.”
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“Mitt Romney can say three words outside on Pennsylvania Avenue,” she told reporters. “President Trump won 8% of the black vote kindle bücher als pdf downloaden. Mitt Romney won 2% of the black vote.”
MCENANY: “Mitt Romney can say three words outside on Pennsylvania Avenue…”
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McEnany also took aim at Romney’s ’47 percent’ comment from the 2012 campaign nintendo switch spiele kostenlosen.
“All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it,” he continued word for free german.
It was too easy for the media at the time to presume Romney was speaking specifically about Obama’s black voters.
“The president takes great offense to those words,” McEnany insisted before running off some of the President’s accomplishments in the black community.
“That’s not America. Guess what America is?” she said. “It’s when given opportunity, via a Trump opportunity zone, belief that Americans of all races can rise to the occasion and achieve, belief in HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities] and giving funding, record funding to HBCUs because we need to enable an education in our country and school choice.”
“Those kind of actions on the part of the president stand in stark contrast with the very empty words of senator Romney,” mcEnany concluded.
Earlier this week, President Trump also mocked Romney’s sincerity when it came to concerns for the Black Lives Matter group.
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