Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain slams Cuomo, de Blasio as ‘an utter disgrace’ following another night of unrest in NYC Crowds flock to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend CNN’s Cuomo pulls out massive cotton swab to tease brother after live COVID-19 test MORE expressed concerns about the GOP’s appeal to young voters, saying those interested in conservatism now “only see race-baiting” when it comes to the party.
The comment came during a discussion on “The View” about President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s tweets aimed at Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsThe sad spectacle of Trump’s enablers Democrat Kweisi Mfume wins House primary in Maryland Key races to watch in Tuesday’s primaries MORE (D-Md.) calling his Maryland district a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”
Democrats have attacked the tweets as racist, though the president has denied that is the case.
“As someone who is, I think, one of only three Republicans or conservatives on this entire network, I always am concerned about the next generation coming up. And young people that are interested in conservative ideals only see this. They only see race-baiting. They only see the Trump administration,” McCain said on Monday’s episode of the ABC roundtable opinion program.
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“What Republicans should be most concerned about right now, well, from my perspective, is what comes next,” she later added. “At a certain point, you’re going to have a bunch of millennials who think the entire Republican Party is … the person in charge thinks that all communities of color are infested.”
According to a 2018 Pew Research Center study, 57 percent of millennials identify politically as consistently liberal or mostly liberal, while just 12 percent call themselves consistently conservative or mostly conservative.
Trump’s tweets about Cummings and his descriptions of the lawmaker’s Baltimore district as “disgusting” and “rodent infested” dominated the news cycle over the weekend and have continued to do so into the workweek.
Earlier Monday, the president tweeted that Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) had compared Baltimore to “a Third World country” and declared the senator should be labeled “a Racist” for his remarks.
“Crazy Bernie Sanders recently equated the City of Baltimore to a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY!” Trump tweeted to his more than 62 million followers.
“Based on that statement, I assume that Bernie must now be labeled a Racist, just as a Republican would if he used that term and standard!” he added.