Marianne Williamson says Trump is 'megaphone' for white nationalism

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonOvernight Energy: Trump officials formally revoke California emissions waiver | EPA's Wheeler dodges questions about targeting San Francisco over homelessness | 2020 Dems duke it out at second climate forum Williamson: Climate change result of an 'amoral' economic system Overnight Energy: Top presidential candidates to skip second climate forum | Group sues for info on 'attempts to politicize' NOAA | Trump allows use of oil reserve after Saudi attacks MORE said during an interview that aired Tuesday on Hill.TV that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it 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 CummingsFederal agency to resume processing some deferred-action requests for migrants Overnight Defense: Trump says he has 'many options' on Iran | Hostage negotiator chosen for national security adviser | Senate Dems block funding bill | Documents show Pentagon spent at least 4K at Trump's Scotland resort Top Oversight Democrat demands immigration brass testify 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-CortezProgressives push for changes to Pelosi drug pricing plan Sanders defends job losses from ending use of fossil fuels Trump spokeswoman: Health care will be 'big' selling point for union workers MORE (N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOmar says she hopes Netanyahu not reelected Bill Maher, Michael Moore spar over Democrats' strategy for 2020 Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight MORE (Mich.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers | Big tech defends efforts against online extremism | Trump attends secretive Silicon Valley fundraiser | Omar urges Twitter to take action against Trump tweet Omar asks Twitter what it's doing in response to Trump spreading 'lies that put my life at risk' Trump seeks to expand electoral map with New Mexico rally MORE (Minn.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyDemocrats blast HUD for removing LGBT language from grant competition Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers | Big tech defends efforts against online extremism | Trump attends secretive Silicon Valley fundraiser | Omar urges Twitter to take action against Trump tweet Omar asks Twitter what it's doing in response to Trump spreading 'lies that put my life at risk' 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