After calling the Black Lives Matter movement “a stupid waste of time,” and saying low voter turnout on behalf of African-Americans is indicative of “the way they’re raised,” Donald Trump’s Ohio campaign chair, Kathy Miller, has resigned.
Oh, did I mention she told the Guardian, “I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected?”
Kathy Miller, who is white and chair of the Republican nominee’s campaign in Mahoning County, made the remarks during a taped interview with the Guardian’s Anywhere but Washington series of election videos.
“If you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. You’ve had every opportunity, it was given to you,” she said.
“You’ve had the same schools everybody else went to. You had benefits to go to college that white kids didn’t have. You had all the advantages and didn’t take advantage of it. It’s not our fault, certainly.”
That @realDonaldTrump Mahoning County, OH Volunteer Chair has resigned. “My personal comments were inappropriate, and I apologize.” pic.twitter.com/T4xX8Bd3IW
— Candace Smith (@CandaceSmith_) September 22, 2016