Deepak Chopra lambasted the Republican presumptive nominee telling Fox News Radio host Alan Colmes the candidate has transformed America’s collective consciousness —for the worse.
“I would never say this unless I believed it was 100 percent true, but he represents the racist, the bigot, the one who’s prejudiced, the one who is full of fear and hatred, the one who represents emotional retardation of a 3-year-old,” Chopra said on Tuesday. “And yet he’s so popular because he’s given permission to our collective psyche to express their darkest demons.”
Yet the mindfulness advocate lost his own respective political awareness when using an epithet to further slam the business mogul.
“He’s full of fear. He is angry. He has a lot of hatred. He pouts, he’s belligerent, he’s emotionally retarded,” Chopra said.
“What I said just now, I would never say these things about anybody,” Chopra continued. “It’s not like me. But he’s bringing out the worst in me, because I, too, am fearful of what would happen to the United States of America and the rest of the world if, God forbid, he became president.”
But Chopra didn’t stop there with his tone-deaf word choice, instead suggesting “emotionally retarded” was too lenient of a term for the crass billionaire.
“Maybe I was too kind when I said he was emotionally retarded, maybe he’s mentally retarded too,” Chopra opined.
The New Age preacher was scrutinized on Twitter for his harsh language, with users calling him out for disrespecting individuals with disabilities.
.@SFdirewolf Yes I apologize for inappropriate language— Deepak Chopra (@DeepakChopra) June 9, 2016
While Chopra did apologize, he refuses to take accountability for the harmful rhetoric spewed, instead pinning the blame on Trump.
While Bernie Sanders has made radical issues like free college mainstream, unfortunately, Trump’s demonization and demagoguery has opened up the floodgates to allow bigotry and political incorrectness to take hold.
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