Condoleezza Rice Cautions Trump on Race Issues: ‘The President Needs to Be A Lot More Careful'
Added 09-15-19 04:34:02pm EST - “Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told CNN she isn't happy with how President Donald Trump is handling race issues, saying "the president needs to be a lot more careful."” - Mediaite.com
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told CNN she isn’t happy with how President Donald Trump is handling race issues, saying “the president needs to be a lot more careful.”
Rice was speaking with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Sunday to promote her book To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth.
“This seems to me such a contrast from President Bush–Bush II, the man for whom you served, in terms of having — he had the first black Secretary of State, he had the first female black National Security adviser,” Zakaria said. “The way he talked about Islam after 9/11 was so thoughtful, in trying to not demean the Islam as a religion. When you hear Trump, this must — this is the repudiation of everything you and Bush were trying to do.”
“The president needs to be a lot more careful in the way he speaks about these things, because race is a very delicate and raw nerve in America. We have a birth defect of slavery, we have a birth defect of a number of people being treated badly, so you have to be careful,” Rice said.
“But I’ll tell you, Fareed, it’s not all coming out of the White House. I hear a lot coming out of the left on these issues, too, that I don’t like the language that is used about people, the notion that because somebody looks a certain way or is of a certain color, they ought to think a certain way, and if they don’t think a certain way, then they’re really not black,” Rice said.
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