Barack Obama Calls Trump a Racist, Slams Pro-Life Hispanics Who Support Him

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 25, 2020   |   11:14AM   |   Washington, DC

Barack Obama is coming under fire today for comments against pro-life Hispanics who supported President Donald Trump in the presidential election.

Obama called the president a racist and said he can’t understand why Hispanic voters would support Trump because he’s such a bigot even though they agree with his pro-life view son abortion.

“… There’s a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts undocumented workers in cages, they think that’s less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion.”

The comments quickly drew the ire of pro-life advocates on social media.

Sean Davis, the editor of The Federalist slammed Obama, saying he “loathes faithful Christians who don’t share [his] left-wing political views.”

Republican activist Matt Whitlock added, “Democrat insistence on telling people what they should value based on their identity has always been fascinating to me.”

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And conservative advocate Ben Domenech added, “Democrats who want to win Hispanic votes in the future should openly distance themselves from Obama’s blatantly false claim, and make clear you do not share his bigoted opinion of religious Hispanics.”

President Trump picked up the largest share of Hispanic voters of any previous Republican candidate for president and his lengthy pro-life record is a good reason why. Given that Hispanics tend to be strongly pro-life, the shift is not surprising.

Meanwhile, other conservatives on Twitter also tagged Obama over the racist accusations, noting that it was Obama’s own administration that put illegal immigrants in cages.

Even if Joe Biden wins, insulting pro-life Hispanics is probably not the best approach to their attempt to win them back to the pro-abortion side.