In the latest installment of The Guardian‘s “Anywhere but Washington” video series,
a Donald Trump supporter believes Obama started American racism.
Trump surrogate Kathy Miller — who chairs the Mahoning County, Ohio campaign — tells The Guardian that she has never see race relations this bad until Obama took office in 2009.
“I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected,” she starts. “I’m in the real estate industry. There’s none …”
The woman adds that Black people only have themselves to blame for their oppression.
“If you’re Black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault,” Miller opines. “You’ve had every opportunity. It was given to you … You had benefits to go to college that white kids didn’t have. You had all the advantages and didn’t take advantage of it. It’s not our fault, certainly.”
After the video landed online, Miller resigned and has been replaced by Black treasurer of the Ohio GOP, Tracy Winbush.
“I am not a spokesperson for the campaign and was not speaking on its behalf,” Miller told media. “I have resigned as the volunteer campaign chair in Mahoning County and as an elector to the Electoral College to avoid any unnecessary distractions.”