CNN commentator Bakari Sellers remarked Tuesday that “fear and white nationalism” were the “planks” of the Ed Gillespie campaign.
On CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” Sellers said, “…what we’re seeing is that this may not necessarily be a vote about the man. And I think oftentimes, especially in the media, we get caught up in the personality that is Donald Trump, and people are either voting for him or voting against him.”
He continued, “But instead, I believe this is what he stands for. And what Ed Gillespie became, because many of us have have known Ed Gillespie since he was at the RNC, but what he became was a candidate who ran on fear and white nationalism.”
Sellers added, “Those were the planks of his campaign. And the question is whether or not those things have value, and if you tread in those things, can you be successful? And my concern is that those things have value, and if he wins tonight, then that’s a horrible indicator for the rest of the country.”