A House Democrat criticizes President Trump's attacks on LaVar Ball, the father of a UCLA basketball player who was arrested in China on racial grounds.
"Has been persecuting African Americans in many ways and minorities" in general, "Rep. John Garamendi John Raymond Garamendi Armed Services Demonstrators: the Pentagon does not come close on Niger's attack The rivalry on the right emerges between the two California Democrats of the two silent Marches on the support of Feinstein MORE (D- Calif.) He said on Wednesday in CNN's "The Situation Room."
Your comments occur after Trump publicly criticized the father of LiAngelo Ball, an African-American who initially played down the president's role in securing the release of his son from China.
Trump in a series of tweets then called Elder Ball a "the poor version of Don King "and an" ungrateful fool. "
" It was not the White House, it was not the State Department, it was not the so-called LaVar countryside people in China that took their son out of a sentence of long prison tie – IT WAS ME What a pity! LaVar is just a poor Don King version, but without the hair, "the president wrote.
The youngest ball was briefly held, along with two teammates, on charges of shoplifting in China. He spoke with the President of China on behalf of the young players while he was in the country, they were released quickly and allowed to return to the US
The California legislator argued on CNN that Trump is exhibiting a pattern according to whom He attacks in his attacks, saying he started his 2016 presidential campaign attacking minorities.
In fact, he started his campaign for the president by going after minorities, in that case, Mexicans here in the United States, as well as Mexicans of Mexican origin who have been here forever, "said Garamendi, adding that" it goes on and on. " , one minority after another. "
Garamendi accused Trump of continuing to target African-American groups in their attacks, noting his protracted dispute with NFL players taking one knee in protest.
" In this At the moment it is focusing on African-Americans, obviously on soccer players who are protesting against showing up at the national anthem. Protest is a tradition in the United States, but the president seems to focus basically now on African-Americans, formerly on others, "he continued.
The White House has denied that Trump's criticism of NFL players they get on their knees during the national anthem with racial motives.
"This has nothing to do with race. I never said anything about race. This has nothing to do with race or anything else. This has to do with respect for our country and respect for our flag, "Trump said in September.