Saturday, December 24, 2016
Via Press Release
Washington, DC – Keith Ellison released the following statement on recent remarks made by President-elect Donald Trump campaign co-chair Carl Paladino:
"After a Presidential election where the winning candidate built his campaign on turning Americans against one another, it’s no surprise that bigots like Carl Paladino feel emboldened. His comments about President Obama and the First Lady are just another example of one of the President-elect’s advisors spouting hate. And yet again, Donald Trump is silent on the matter.
"We cannot let the President-elect and his ilk continue to say such things under the guise of being 'politically incorrect'.
"Let us call it what it really is: racism and hate."