During CBC News’ election night coverage, activist and news pundit Danielle Moodie-Mills expertly breaks down how President-elect Donald Trump used white supremacy sentiments in America to create a final showdown between Hillary Clinton.
After the anchor posits that America was not ready for a female Commander-in-Chief, Danielle Moodie-Mills suggests that the issue is much deeper.
“I do not believe that this is people saying I couldn’t possibly have a woman in this role,” Moodie-Mills insists. “… I will say it because I have literally nothing left to lose tonight — this is literally white supremacy’s last stand in America … This is what this looks like.”
The activist implies that Trump supporters’ beliefs align closer with that of the Klu Klux Klan than the Republican base. In addition, Trump used that anger and launched his campaign.
“[It ] was Black people being pushed out of rallies. This was a young boy with cerebral palsy and having his wheelchair kicked,” she continues. “[The] hatred is on a level that we have not seen since Jim Crow.”
Moodie-Mills also believe that this underlying hate, anger and racism was much greater than Clinton’s campaign anticipated.
“We underestimated… how deep our hatred was of ‘the other’, how deep white uneducated Americans felt about the demographic shift … And what you have is a man [who] went around … stoked every fire … lit every bridge — every bridge — and just opened the floodgates.”