CNN’s Nina Turner on white supremacist rally: “Do you understand the pain? My heart is skipping beats right now … people are in pain, having flashbacks”

CNN’s Nina Turner on white supremacist rally: “Do you understand the pain? My heart is skipping beats right now … people are in pain, having flashbacks”

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From the August 13 edition of CNN's State of the Union:

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NINA TURNER: Since the Civil War, the KKK – I mean do you understand the pain? My heart is skipping beats right now to think about all that my foreparents went through to get to this point in time in America’s history. And to have in the 21st century the president of the United States not boldly stand up and say that this is wrong. People died for this, and people are in pain, having flashbacks. In the 21st century, we shouldn’t be going through this. So that is the point. The president -- his daughter his not the president. I’m glad she tweeted that. Go Ivanka. But we need the president of the United States to determine in this country that this will not be accepted. Period. This is painful.

Previously:

Van Jones: "An American citizen was assassinated in broad daylight by a Nazi ... This is not a time to talk about both sides"

CNN’s Jake Tapper pushes back after Trump adviser doubles down that “many sides” are to blame for neo-Nazi rally

Fox & Friends Sunday defends white supremacist Charlottesville protesters: “There’s a reason those people were out there”

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