Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson: Steven Donziger sentencing is meant to have a 'chilling effect' on environmentalists Marianne Williamson calls federal judge's handling of Steven Donziger case 'unconstitutional' Marianne Williamson calls on Biden to drop efforts to extradite Assange MORE said during an interview that aired Tuesday on Hill.TV that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE has become a “megaphone” for white nationalism in the United States.
“He is a megaphone for white nationalism in the United States,” Williamson said. “And unfortunately, he is also a megaphone for this kind of autocratic right-wing fascistic-tending pattern throughout the country.”
“People underestimate the danger represented by this presidency,” she added.
Williamson pointed to Trump’s recent attacks against several Democratic minority lawmakers.
“He took off after the ‘Squad,’ he took off after Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsFormer GOP congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik suing Candace Owens for defamation Former Cummings staffer unveils congressional bid McCarthy, GOP face a delicate dance on Jan. 6 committee MORE,” she said. “It’s not hyperbole to say that if you didn’t know better, you’d think he was stoking a race war.”
The White House didn't immediately respond to Hill.TV's request for comment.
Trump on Tuesday said he had no regrets about his criticisms of House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), and maintained that his remarks were not racist.
Over the weekend, Trump tore into Cummings and the city of Baltimore in a series of tweets, saying people in “corrupt” Baltimore are “living in hell.” He also lashed out at Cummings, calling the prominent African American lawmaker a “racist” and dismissed his oversight of the administration as a “joke.”
“I’m the least racist person there is anywhere in the world,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
The president also once again slammed Rev. Al Sharpton, who has emerged as a critic of Trump’s attacks, repeatedly calling him a “racist.”
Trump’s renewed attacks on Cummings and Sharpton comes less than a month after he went after four freshman Democratic congresswomen known as the “Squad,” including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezEmanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Democratic retirements could make a tough midterm year even worse MORE (N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibIlhan Omar to Biden: 'Deliver on your promise to cancel student debt' Who's the boss? Pelosi's legacy sealed after kowtowing to 'the Squad' Democratic civil war hits new heights MORE (Mich.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Is Wall Street serving its own interests by supporting China's? Democrats step up pressure on Biden on student loan forgiveness MORE (Minn.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOvernight Health Care — Presented by The National Council for Mental Wellbeing — FDA panel advises Moderna booster shot for high-risk people Ilhan Omar to Biden: 'Deliver on your promise to cancel student debt' Biden's Red Queen justice: How he destroyed both the investigation and the reputation of border agents MORE (Mass.).
Trump tweeted for the minority lawmakers to “go back” to where they came from, though all four women are U.S. citizens and three were born in the U.S.
The Democratic-led House subsequently passed a resolution officially condemning Trump's tweets as racist.