Stacey Abrams blasts President Trump's response to protests: ‘Coward and a bully’

On Sunday, Justice Now: A BET Town Hall featured several activists discussing the current civil unrest with host Marc Lamont Hill. Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams was a guest and she didn’t not hold back while discussing President Trump’s handling of the national crisis.

“This is a coward and a bully who uses strongman language and whose response to every crisis is to use dog whistle politics that have now gone beyond dog whistle to just direct invocation of violence against communities that he considers subhuman,” said Abrams.

In response to national protests over systemic racism and police brutality, Trump declared, “We will dominate the streets.” He dispatched the military to assist in the policing of protests and has repeatedly urged the use of force to quell protesters.

While Abrams believes Trump is wrong for trying to silence the millions of voices calling for justice reform and an end to racism, she is also concerned with the whole Republican party.

“We have a Republican party that has dehumanized, devalued, and put into the courts the blocking of progress,” said Abrams. Which is why she urged viewers to vote for Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election.

“We have to vote for someone who has openly said he's willing to profess change and create change,” said Abrams. “I support Joe Biden in whatever decision he makes because I know that he is the best solution to the moral rot that is currently inside the White House.”

Video Transcript

STACEY ABRAMS: What we hear from the putative president of the United States is his cowardice that is even more exemplified by the fact that he is now barricaded himself inside the White House and is afraid to cross the street in front of peaceful protesters without tear gas and rubber bullets.

- On Sunday, Justice A BET Townhall, featured several activists discussing the current civil unrest with host Marc Lamont Hill, including former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who slammed President Trump's handling of the protests.

STACEY ABRAMS: This is a coward and a bully, who uses a strong man language and whose response to every crisis is to use dog whistle politics that have now gone beyond dog whistle to just direct invocation of violence against communities that he considers subhuman.

- While Abrams believes Trump is wrong for trying to silence the millions of voices calling for justice and an end to racism, she's also concerned with the actions of the whole Republican Party.

STACEY ABRAMS: For the first time in a long time, we have true evil. I don't think Donald Trump himself, but we have a Republican Party that has dehumanized, devalued, and put into the courts the blocking of progress.

- Abrams ended her appearance by voicing her support for Joe Biden, who she believes will bring about the changes that Trump refuses.

STACEY ABRAMS: We have to vote for someone who has openly said that he is willing to profess change and to create change. I support Joe Biden, and whatever decision he makes. Because I know that he is the best solution to the moral rot that is currently inside the White House.

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