Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during the National Action Network Convention on April 4, 2019 (Shutterstock).
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg says white supremacy could be the issue that “ends this country.” The Democratic presidential candidate made the remarks as members of his party have condemned President Donald Trump’s racist attacks against four congresswomen of color.
“That is the only issue that almost ended this country.… We’ve had a lot [of] challenges in this country, but the one that actually almost ended this country in the Civil War was white supremacy,” Buttigieg told ABC News. “It could be the lurking issue that ends this country in the future, if we don’t wrangle it down in our time.”
The issue of white supremacy and racism has dominated political headlines as Trump continues his attacks on Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)….
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