‘Political racism’: White Home slams Democratic advert in Virginia the place man in truck chases minority kids

White House press secretary responds to Kevin Corke's questions.

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White Home press secretary responds to Kevin Corke’s questions.

White Home Press Secretary Sarah Sanders mentioned Tuesday {that a} Democratic tv advert exhibiting minority kids in Virginia being chased down the street by a person in a pickup truck with a Accomplice flag and bumper sticker for a Republican candidate is “political racism.”

“Frankly, the one folks I see stoking political racism proper now are the folks and the teams which are working adverts just like the one you noticed happen in Virginia earlier this week,” Sanders mentioned throughout Tuesday’s briefing. “That’s the kind of factor that I believe actually is an issue.”

A liberal group referred to as the Latino Victory Fund, which is supporting Democratic nominee Ralph Northam within the Virginia gubernatorial race, launched the “American nightmare” advert this week focusing on Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie.

Ed Gillespie and Donald Trump promise the American dream, however can solely ship an American nightmare. No extra. Vote @RalphNortham. #GameOnVApic.twitter.com/mwpWXM47HZ

— Latino Victory (@latinovictoryus) October 30, 2017

The pickup truck within the advert shows a “Gillespie for governor” bumper sticker and a “Do not tread on me” license plate as kids try to outrun the driving force. It’s in reference to the violence in Charlottesville this summer season, the place a white supremacist driver plowed right into a crowd of counter protesters, killing one.


Sanders introduced up the advert amid questions on White Home chief of employees’s feedback on Fox Information’ “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday that “the shortage of a capability to compromise led to the Civil Struggle.”

NBC reporter Hallie Jackson requested Sanders if the White Home is keen to acknowledge Kelly’s feedback had been “deeply offensive to some people.”

Sanders responded by slamming the media for pushing the narrative that they’re a “racially charged and divided White Home.”

“Since you don’t like historical past doesn’t imply that you simply imply you may erase it and faux that it didn’t occur,” Sanders mentioned. “And I believe that’s the purpose that Gen. Kelly was attempting to make it. And to attempt to create one thing and push a story that merely doesn’t exist is simply frankly outrageous and absurd.”

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