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Van Jones, Rep. John Lewis Accuse Trump of Racism

The anti-Trump parade continues in the press, with Democrats and anti-Trump figures accusing President Donald Trump of being a racist.

The comment in question was leaked by Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) after a meeting with the president and other congressional leaders to hammer out a deal on immigration and government spending.

Durbin said the president said African and Haitian immigrants come from “sh**hole countries” to America. The comment was denied [1] by the president, the White House and several senators who were in attendance.

But the denials did not deter people from criticizing the president as racist.

Rep. John Lewis (D.-Ga.) and CNN’s Van Jones called the president a racist, [2] with Jones saying [3] the comment is “textbook racism.”