Shortly after I finished this, I found the following article on MSN.
There are people, including Rand Paul, who read this speech exactly the same way I read it.
“If you read his speech and listen to it carefully, much of it is thinly-veiled innuendo calling us white supremacists, calling us racists, calling us every name in the book, calling us people who don’t tell the truth,” Paul said on Fox News Primetime.
This story is not going away anytime soon. Imagine if Trump had said something like this. The MSM would have gone ballistic.