Sen. Al Franken: Dems should have called Trump a racist – to his face
… because of his racist slur of Elizabeth Warren:
In a so-called “listening session” with 10 Democratic senators last week, Trump reportedly got no pushback when he repeatedly called Warren “Pocahontas” while making the point that she had become the face of “your party.”
“I heard this from a couple of my colleagues who were there,” Franken told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday. “And I — I would have said something.”
“I would have said, ‘Mr. President, with due respect, that’s racist. Please stop doing that. I’m on Indian Affairs [subcommittee]. This is completely unacceptable. You really should stop doing this. It doesn’t serve anybody.’”
Franken also told CNN that there are Republican legislators who question Trump’s mental health:
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said early Sunday that Republican colleagues have expressed concern to him about President Trump’s mental health.
“A few, yeah,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“We all have this suspicion that, you know, he lies a lot. He says things that aren’t true. That’s the same as lying, I guess,” Franken, who’s mentioned as a possible 2020 presidential candidate, added.
“You know, 3 [million] to 5 million people voted illegally,” Franken said, referencing Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that widespread voter fraud cost him the popular vote.
“That is not the norm for a president of the United States or actually for a human being.”
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