- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Herman Cain on Wednesday mocked Mitt Romney’s suggestion that Donald Trump could usher in an era of “trickle-down racism,” saying the 2012 GOP presidential nominee doesn’t have a clue of what true racism is.

Warming up a crowd at a Trump rally in Atlanta, Mr. Cain assured the audience that Mr. Trump is no racist and slammed Mr. Romney for trying to cast him as such.

Mitt, you know nothing about racism,” Mr. Cain said, eliciting cheers.

Mr. Romney defeated Mr. Cain in the 2012 GOP presidential race.

The former Massachusetts governor has emerged as one of Mr. Trump’s most vocal critics, but so far has unsuccessfully tried to stop the New York billionaire from becoming the party’s standard bearer in the 2016 presidential race.

Mr. Romney recently criticized Mr. Trump for questioning whether the Indiana-born federal judge overseeing the case on Trump University is biased against him because of the judge’s Mexican heritage.

“I don’t want to see trickle-down racism. I don’t want to see a president of the United States saying things which change the character of the generations of Americans that are following,” Mr. Romney said on CNN. “Presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation, and trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry, trickle-down misogyny, all these things are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of America.”

Mr. Cain said Wednesday that Mr. Romney and the anti-Trump movement have been shortsighted.

“They are more focused on where America has come from, rather than where America is going,” he said “I want to focus on where we are going, not where we come from.”

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