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Marianne Williamson says Trump is 'megaphone' for white nationalism

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson discusses America's "soulless ethos" Marianne Williamson discusses speaking at People's Party Convention Fewer people watched opening night of Democratic convention compared to 2016 MORE said during an interview that aired Tuesday on Hill.TV that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump 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 Cummings'Kamala' and 'Kobe' surge in popularity among baby names Women of color flex political might Black GOP candidate accuses Behar of wearing black face in heated interview 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-CortezOcasio-Cortez defends Harry Styles wearing dress on Vogue cover: 'It looks wonderful' Democrats' squabbling vindicates Biden non-campaign GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' MORE (N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDemocrats brush off calls for Biden to play hardball on Cabinet picks GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden eyes new leadership at troubled public lands agency | House progressives tout their growing numbers in the chamber at climate rally | Trump administration pushes for rollback of Arctic offshore drilling regulations MORE (Mich.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarGOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden eyes new leadership at troubled public lands agency | House progressives tout their growing numbers in the chamber at climate rally | Trump administration pushes for rollback of Arctic offshore drilling regulations House progressives tout their growing numbers in the chamber at climate rally MORE (Minn.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyGOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' Pelosi faces caucus divisions in Biden era Record number of Black women elected to Congress in 2020 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. 

—Tess Bonn