Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder has a question for Trump supporters. He said that America has never been “great,” during a Wednesday night, March 27, appearance on MSNBC’s “The Beat.”
Free Beacon reported:
Holder’s comment came in response to a question from host Ari Melber about how it was possible to call America a “leader as a democracy” during the 1800s when women and African-Americans could not vote.
“When I hear these things about ‘Let’s make America great again,’ I think to myself: ‘Exactly when did you think America was great?’” Holder said, in reference to the President Donald Trump’s slogan, which he used frequently at rallies and on merchandise during the 2016 presidential election.
Holder then pointed to instances in the United State’s past when he said America was not “great.”
On Thursday, the Vice President responded to Eric Holder on Twitter by posting photos of Martin Luther King Jr., the moon landing, the planting of the flag at Iwo Jima, and, of course, George Washington crossing the Delaware.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) March 28, 2019
Holder then fired back, completely reversing his position. Daily Wire reported:
In response to the vice president, Holder got a bit more nuanced by saying America IS great and must continue being greater. “America IS great. And can-and must-be greater still,” wrote Holder on Twitter. “‘Make America great again’ means YOU think America is not great now-and is backward looking. America is at its best when we look forward, embrace an uncertain future and make it ours. That is what defines American greatness.”
America IS great. And can-and must-be greater still. “Make America great again” means YOU think America is not great now-and is backward looking. America is at its best when we look forward, embrace an uncertain future and make it ours. That is what defines American greatness https://t.co/ASagCEPMZ5
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) March 28, 2019
Eric Holder continued to tweet: “A good reform measure to support. Change the Electoral College by having a state’s electoral votes go to the national popular vote winner—not the person who won the state. The candidate who gets the most votes—nationally—is elected. Real democracy.”