(Washington Examiner) SALEM, N.H. — Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke suggested using the tax system to transfer wealth from rich, white people to African Americans, but he was forced to explain why he, as a white man, is able to help minority communities.

At a campaign house party in the backyard of former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James Smith on Thursday, one of the about 100 attendees asked O’Rourke how he would use the tax code to address issues of equity and fairness.

“One very obvious opportunity — but it will be insufficient. When we look at the fact that there’s 10 times the wealth today in white America than there is in black America, and that families have been able to successfully pass on that wealth over time,” O’Rourke responded.

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