Crowd erupts in applause after Williamson blasts Trump's 'dark psychic force'

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson calls federal judge's handling of Steven Donziger case 'unconstitutional' Marianne Williamson calls on Biden to drop efforts to extradite Assange Susan Sarandon and Marianne Williamson call for justice in Steven Donziger case MORE drew applause during Tuesday's Democratic debate after she took aim at what she called the "dark psychic force" coming from President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE's administration.

While speaking about the water crisis in Flint, Mich., and other areas, Williamson said Democrats must reach out and speak up for disadvantaged communities of color that will be hurt by the Trump administration's policies of deregulation, such as its abandoning of the Clean Water Act.

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"If you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with this dark psychic force of the collectivized hatred that this president is bringing up in this country, then I’m afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days," Williamson said.

"It's bigger than Flint," she continued. "It’s particularly people of color. It’s particularly people who do not have the money to fight back, and if the Democrats don’t start saying it, why would those people feel they’re there for us?"

The moment caused a round of applause from the Detroit audience, and the term "dark psychic force" surged in Google Trends during the debate.