“We have a hater in the White House. Birther-in-chief,” Jeffries said New York Monday at the event hosted by the National Action Network, a civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Grand wizard is the title the head of the Ku Klux Klan White supremacist group.
“These are challenging times in the United States of America–we have a hater in the White House, a birther in chief, the grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” he said. “One of the things that we’ve learned is that while Jim Crow may be dead, he still got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well.”
Jeffries, who is chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, has criticized Trump before. He told EBONY in September that the president is a “hater-in-chief”
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.