Marianne Williamson says Trump is 'megaphone' for white nationalism

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson 2020 Democrats demand action on guns after Santa Clarita shooting Williamson announces poverty plan with support for universal basic income, minimum wage Yang seeks donations for 2020 rival Marianne Williamson: 'She has much more to say' MORE said during an interview that aired Tuesday on Hill.TV that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' 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 CummingsMaloney wins vote for Oversight chairwoman House passes stopgap as spending talks stall Stopgap government funding measure includes census money, military pay raise 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-CortezSanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Hillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Overnight Energy: Mark Ruffalo pushes Congress on 'forever chemicals' | Lawmakers spar over actor's testimony | House Dems unveil renewable energy tax plan | Funding for conservation program passes Senate hurdle MORE (N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibHillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Progressives oppose spending stopgap measure over surveillance authority extension Ayanna Pressley introduces extensive criminal justice reform resolution MORE (Mich.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Progressives oppose spending stopgap measure over surveillance authority extension Omar asks court to apply 'system of compassion' in sentencing man convicted of threatening her MORE (Minn.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyAyanna Pressley introduces extensive criminal justice reform resolution Ocasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field Justice Democrats official denies that progressives struggle with electability 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