Vince: Trump is racist and evil

Don’t you just wish Vince would just say what he thinks and not hold back?

The depressing thing is that Vince is not being in any way hyperbolic. Trump’s casual endorsement of the vilest kinds of prejudice makes the world a much less secure, peaceful place. It’s up to us liberals to do all we can to replace that hatred with generous-spirited openness

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • LibDems, Labour and Greens condemn Trump… Conservatives appear ‘slightly miffed’…

    I think we know whose side we should be on..

  • Yes it’s a good line from Vince, but it has taken far too long for him to say it. This story broke yesterday morning. I know Jo Swinson put out a statement yesterday afternoon but I felt that was a bit weak, and in any case this is a moment for party leaders.
    If we are to escape this 7% rut we’re in, Vince needs to grab opportunities like this with both hands. Imagine the coverage we’d have got if he had made this statement instantly when the story was dominating all the news.

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 30th Nov '17 - 9:50pm

    @TonyH: I guess the reason the story is still a story is because of the May/Trump stuff. Otherwise it would just have been Trump being Trump and being dealt with by the Foreign Affairs Spokesperson and Deputy Leader. But, yes, it’s important that liberals use clear and unambiguous language.

  • The statements by the other parties yesterday were from Corbyn, Blackford and May. But my point was more about timing. I happened to be watching the BBCNews channel yesterday when this broke and I thought we would be the first up to instantly defend liberal values. Instead I watched all the other parties do so, one by one. Then I got bored waiting and switched it off.
    Vince’s line is great, but he should have been phoning BBC and Sky yesterday lunchtime telling them he wanted to come on and say it then.

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 30th Nov '17 - 11:27pm

    Partly that is the problem of Vince not having a regular PMQ, but I do take your point. It’s about spotting what is going to be the headline and finding a way to elbow your way in to the story. He has, at least, been everywhere today.

  • Lorenzo Cherin 30th Nov '17 - 11:31pm

    Very welcome from Caron and Sir Vince. Don’t think we should knock his timing, too much can be too much , at times , as we , any who know the art of performing know, once in a while , less is more. The comments are strong . Trump is a dreadful man and sincerely the worst president since , media records we know, as it were , began ! The party he is endorsed by gets depressingly more down the road of farther right viewpoint and altright engagement increasingly, some local candidates as bad , worse ideologically than ther leader.

  • William Fowler 1st Dec '17 - 8:44am

    For a potential prime minister Vince’s views on Trump are ridiculously over the top. A leader to be defined as evil would have to be personally responsible for death and slaughter and Trump is just a fairly typical white American of a certain generation. Our politicians are riled up because of possible connections between Britain First and the death of one of their own and fair comment would be to call Trump an ignorant buffoon on this matter.

  • Yeovil Yokel 1st Dec '17 - 4:47pm

    Odious, yes, but “evil”?

  • Richard Underhill 16th Jan '18 - 9:52am

    Donald Trump is not a racist, he said so himself,
    but what did he say about his endorsement by the KKK?

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