Sherrod Brown Says GOP Must Reject Trump's 'Racist, Anti-Semitic Rhetoric'

Mar 11, 2019

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) may not be running for president, but he’s still appearing on the cable news circuit to call out President Donald for what Brown calls “phony populism.” Brown he says Republicans should stand up to the president, as well.

On NBC’s "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Brown was asked if Democrats moving too far left could alienate voters. He said it’s more important to note that the GOP is moving too far right.

“President Trump betrays workers and utters racist, anti-Semitic rhetoric and nobody in their party calls him out,” Brown says. “They don’t have divisions. They’ve followed his racist actions and betrayal of workers – they’ve followed it like lemmings off a cliff.”

Brown also said the reason he won’t run for president next year is because he can do his job better in the U.S. Senate. He added that the Democratic nominee for president next year will likely be the one who is best at speaking to working people.