Trump fueling racism, bigotry in US: Journalist

Racism and white supremacy is “coming from the top down, it is coming from people who control the means of production, who control the White House and the Congress,” said Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of Pan-African News Wire.

Trump “utilizes and fuels racism and white supremacy, and other forms of bigotry … [and] is very much in tune with these racists, xenophobic and pro-capitalist sentiments,” Azikiwe said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.

“The United States itself, as a nation state, was founded on racism and genocide,” he said.

Slavery in the United States existed from early British colonial days until the end of the American Civil War in 1865. The enslavement of Africans, African Americans and Native Americans by whites was legal and common from the 16th century until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in December 1865.

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