US President Donald Trump’s use of the word “shithole” to describe Latin American and African countries suggests racism “must be in his DNA,” Congressman John Lewis says.
“I think the words and his actions tend to speak like one who knows something about being a racist,” Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.) said in an MSNBC interview on Friday.
“It must be in his DNA, in his makeup, but it’s frightening to have someone in the office of the president in 2018 speaking the way that he’s speaking,” he added.
The congressman said that Trump’s remarks were “unreal” and “unbelievable.”
“We’re one people, we’re one family, we all live in the same house,” he said. “I don’t think language like this is in keeping with the future of our country or the future of the planet.”
The lawmaker said that the comments were “incompatible” with Trump who signed a proclamation on Friday to honor civil rights leader…