MSNBC Guest Does Extreme Mental Gymnastics, Blames Trump for Nikki Haley’s Blunder

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Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright said former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s failure to mention slavery as the reason for the Civil War was due to “Trumpism” on MSNBC’s “Yasmin Vossoughian Reports” Thursday.

An audience member asked Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, what the cause of the war was during a Wednesday evening town hall in New Hampshire.

Haley responded that it was “was basically how government was going to run, the freedoms and what people could and couldn’t do.”

Seawright said Haley did not note slavery because she is courting Republican voters that former President Donald Trump has influenced to be more extreme.

“There is no doubt she is peddling and playing footsie to extremism or Trumpism, [which] has now taken over the modern-day Republican Party,” Seawright said.

He continued, “For everyone watching at home, this is what happens when you want to whitewash history, …

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