A Republican voter attending the Iowa State Fair this weekend insisted to an MSNBC reporter that he’s not a racist because he once shared a space with “a colored guy.”
MSNBC’s Vaughn Hillyard approached an Iowa voter on Sunday to ask who he was planning to support for president in 2020.
Fair-goer Bob Fisher refused to explicitly say who he was voting for, but heavily implied that he was backing President Trump.
“Guess: I’m white, old, they call me all kinds of names, who do you think I would vote for?” Fisher said. “You don’t have to fill in the blank, everybody knows. We’re the bad people.”
Hillyard then asked the man what kind of names people call him, and he replied that people frequently accuse him of being a “racist.”
“I went to school – I shared a dorm with a colored guy,” Fisher explained. “I have nothing against them. I grew up in the East. We grew up with people.”
Hillyard then asked him if he believed Trump was a racist.
“No I don’t. I really don’t,” he said.
“When you hear send them back. When you hear him talk about communities of color. Do you see why people call him a racist?” Hillyard asked Fisher.
“Yes and no because some of those people he’s talking about have said just as bad things about him that you can’t say on TV,” Fisher said in defense of the president’s racist attacks on people and communities of color.
.@VaughnHillyard asks an Iowa voter who he'll be voting for:
"Guess: I'm white, old, they call me all kinds of names… you don't have to fill in the blank, everybody knows. We're the bad people." pic.twitter.com/SMIgp31y9A
— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) August 12, 2019