As Twitchy has reported, CNN has gone all-in on calling President Trump racist after he called out “The Squad,” with Jake Tapper coming right out and saying Thursday that Trump’s 2020 re-election strategy is “just naked racism,” after he “claimed” to disavow the “Send her back!” chant that broke out at his rally in North Carolina Wednesday night.
Jake Tapper Decries Trump’s 2020 Re-Election Strategy: ‘No More Dog Whistles, Just Naked Racism’ https://t.co/mhnKyvm7i8
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) July 18, 2019
As we all know, everyone at CNN shares a sort of hive-mind, though we thought Tapper was somewhat resistant to it and we were sorry to see Oliver Darcy absorbed into it (after criticizing CNN). Every host and correspondent and panelist will now fall in line, including Jim Acosta:
Media: Jim @Acosta at the @WhiteHouse : @realDonaldTrump "is now gaslighting his way out of this mess that he started with his racist tweets, today claiming he tried to put a stop to the 'Send Her Back' chants … But that's not true. Unlike the president, video does not lie." pic.twitter.com/VPMjbCEDhG
— Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) July 18, 2019
It’s funny that Jim Acosta, who’s done a Zapruder-like analysis of the Trump rally video to see if Trump really disliked the chant, should mention video not lying, because just a few days ago, he posted video that suggested Trump’s guests at his social media summit had tried to start a fight with the mainstream correspondents.
WH officials invited Trump's social media allies to sit in the Rose Garden. But after the event was over, West Wing aides did nothing when those social media figures began to verbally abuse reporters who were trying to do their jobs. A good snapshot of how press is treated by WH. https://t.co/j0Ys542dok
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 11, 2019
Yeah, about that: As Twitchy reported, another video clearly shows that it was CNN political analyst Brian Karem who was trying to goad the social media people into a fight — a literal fistfight.
Yikes. @Acosta tweeted out a video implying that @SebGorka verbally attacked a journalist, but left out the part showing the journalist threatening to physically attack Gorka first. pic.twitter.com/wBYnUthzfF
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) July 12, 2019
What was that about gaslighting again? Maybe Acosta would like to perform another frame-by-frame analysis and update his tweet?
Hey, @mdornic – Does @CNN care to comment on 'journalists' on your payroll taunting an immigrant with "Go Home" while on CNN business in the Rose Garden? https://t.co/O3HEz4jWPf https://t.co/VQ6bHl8KF5
— Jeff Ballabon (@ballabon) July 18, 2019
We get that CNN — the entire network — is going all-in on the “Trump is a racist” angle, but maybe take a look in a mirror.
We get it. A tally from the last 30 days tells me that the following are racist:
Betsy Ross flags
Saying love it or leave it
Calling people socialist
Hard to take you seriously at this pt.
— William Cachwald (@cachwaldtx) July 18, 2019
Now let’s let him get back to his investigation of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s tax and campaign finance fraud and possible immigration fraud. Oh, never mind, she denied it.
Shocker! Jim Acosta’s account of what went down at the WH between a journo and Seb Gorka is missing something https://t.co/pyedLCdX1p
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 12, 2019