Mackowiak: Trump Opponent’s Rhetoric and Tone Dividing, Not Uniting the Country [INTERVIEW]
Tuesday on The Chad Hasty Show Travis County Republican Party Chairman and Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak appeared on the show to talk about the increasingly divisive and hyperbolic statements being made against President Trump in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton murders last weekend.
Leading into the topic, Mackowiak said:
I think it's obscene to call President Trump a 'white supremacist'. If you want to make an argument that he's made statements that are racially insensitive at times, as either a candidate or as President, we at least can have that debate and that discussion. But to call him a 'white supremacist' which effectively means he's a member of the KKK [or similar organizations] is absolutely beyond the pale. To have a former member of Congress from El Paso, and the current member of Congress from El Paso Veronica Escobar, both say the president is not welcome to come try to console the families of the victims and thank law enforcement, there's just no precedence for this. It's absolutely among the most irresponsible things someone can say.
Continuing, Mackowiak said of the over-the-top and apparently purposefully antagonistic terms and tone being used:
Obviously we've all been very very upset and frustrated with what's happened over the weekend, but to me in some ways, the political divide in the country I think has grown in the last two or three days, we have not come together.
Mackowiak and Hasty also discussed the sudden announcements of retirement coming from Republican members of Congress, the recording of Speaker Dennis Bonnen reportedly made by Michael Quinn Sullivan, and much more.
Listen to the entire interview with Matt Mackowiak in the video above.
Matt Mackowiak is a political analyst, the Republican Party Chairman for Travis County in Texas, a columnist for the Washington Times, and is the co-founder of the bipartisan political news blog Must Read Texas. Don't miss Mackowiak's Washington Times podcast, "Mack on Politics."