WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a member of House Democratic leadership and the Congressional Black Caucus, blasted Trump for continuing to play footsie with the alt right and Jim Crow crowd. While mentioning the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush, which Trump declined to attend, he referred to his elitist hideaway, Mar-A-Lago, as the “Southern White House.”
In addition to the potentially illegal nature of exploiting the office of the presidency to run infomercials for his personal businesses, Trump’s use of the dog-whistle term “Southern White House” is offensive to many in America. The residence of slave-owning Confederate leader Jefferson Davis was known as the “Southern White House” during the Civil War.
SOURCE | Congressman Hakeem Jeffries’ Office