Sen. Sherrod Brown Talks Trump's Racist Tweets, Visit To Border

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Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) told reporters on Monday that President Donald Trump is a racist.

"The president has shown repeatedly since the Central Park Five to questioning Obama's birth to Charlottesville that he’s a racist. Period. And he’s almost proud of it. The way that he talks. It's just very sad," Brown said, according to a report in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Trump tweeted this week that four member of Congress should "go back" where they came from. All four members targeted by the president's words are women of color, three of whom were born in the United States and one of whom is a naturalized U.S. citizen.

On Thursday, Brown will talk more about the president's tweets when he joins Cincinnati Edition for a discussion on that issue, as well as other topics including Brown's recent trip to the U.S.-Mexico border with fellow U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), his efforts to, as he says, hold Facebook accountable on issues like crypto-currency and data privacy, and his efforts to lower the costs of prescription drugs.

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