Representative Barbara Lee of California called former President Bill Clinton a white supremacist on Friday.
You read that right. Lee told reporters that the political slogan “Make America Great Again” actually stands for “Make America White Again” and is code for Neo-Nazism.
Except Lee doesn’t know her party’s own history, or she is purposefully misrepresenting the slogan to the American people!
Why? Because it was first used by Bill Clinton in 1991.
We direct your attention to a September 1’7 report from The Washington Times:
Former President Bill Clinton says Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan is racist, despite using the exact phrase himself several times during his 1992 presidential campaign.
During a campaign event Wednesday for his wife Hillary Clinton, the 42nd president said Mr. Trump’s rallying cry to “Make America Great Again” is a racist dog whistle to white Southerners.
“That message where ‘I’ll give you America great again’ is if you’re a white Southerner, you know exactly what it means, don’t you?” Mr. Clinton said. “What it means is ‘I’ll give you an economy you had 50 years ago, and I’ll move you back up on the social totem pole and other people down.’”
But as Fox News pointed out, the former president has used the exact phrase several times in his political career.
At a 1991 campaign event in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mr. Clinton declared, “Together, we can make America great again.”
He used the same phrase again during a speech in 1992 and during a television interview that same year.
Clinton himself “forgot” that he used the phrase. Every Democrat in D.C. “forgot” he used it too.
Man, Trump really IS a genius if he can use such an easily-forgotten slogan and still get elected!