The racism from 2008 is much stronger today – look at the third tweet.
McCain fought racism. Trump encourages it.
I was actually at this event, and this is a much more accurate unspooling of the exchange than McCain simply saying “he’s not an Arab.” I’d add even more context: the McCain campaign was HYPER AWARE of the birther/racist attacks on Obama being made elsewhere. https://t.co/TaJWpZXdjT
— ana marie cox (@anamariecox) August 26, 2018
Right. I’ve been trying to figure out how to say this. https://t.co/snkN7Houqr
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) August 26, 2018
“When McCain responded to Quinnell, polls showed that about 12% of Americans thought that Obama was a Muslim. By late 2015, as Trump campaigned for the presidency, the number had surged to about 30% … 45% of Republicans and 54% of Trump supporters said Obama was a Muslim.” https://t.co/MYWanG8nBm
— Mark Berman (@markberman) August 27, 2018