Dem pollster: People are fatigued from the amount of 'hatred' in political discourse

Democratic pollster Carly Cooperman said on Monday that people are fatigued by the amount of "hatred" in U.S. political discourse. 

"The American people support free speech. It's protected in our Constitution, but hate speech is destructive. I think a lot of the polarization we see comes from hate speech," Cooperman, a partner at Schoen Consulting, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 
 
 
"There's a degree of fatigue when you think about the hatred that comes from that kind of language, and it's divisive," Cooperman said. 
 
Her comments come a day after thousands of anti-racist protesters drowned out a sparsely attended white nationalist rally held in Washington, D.C., on Sunday afternoon.

Trump faced enormous bipartisan blowback last year for his comments that there were "fine people" and "blame on both sides" when anti-racism protesters clashed with white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va.

The president said in a tweet on Saturday that he condemned all types of racism ahead of the protests. 
 
"The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!" Trump tweeted. 
 
 

— Julia Manchester