OK, we get it. We’ve known for a long time, and certainly since Charlottesville and the ensuing “very fine people” hoax, that one of the attacks on President Trump during the 2020 election would be that he’s a white supremacist. No surprise there. And his simply being in office is emboldening white supremacists — like the Cuban Democrat who “verbally assaulted” a black state representative who had too many items in the express lane.
We are quite surprised, though, that it’s only July 2019 and CNN seems to have decided its strategy to elect the Democratic nominee in 2020 — and that strategy is to go all-in on the “Trump’s a racist” argument. That’s it, folks; book it now.
After Trump told “the squad” to go back to where they came from and fix those places before returning, CNN spent a good week reporting on the president’s “racist” tweets, complete with chyrons like this one: “Trump insists his racist tweets weren’t racist.”
Current CNN chyron pic.twitter.com/bL62L5B1V5
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) July 15, 2019
And Jake Tapper, who hosted an actual white supremacist on his show to discuss those tweets, declared after those “Send her back” chants Trump later disavowed that Trump’s 2020 campaign was going to hinge on “just naked racism”:
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
CNN shows no signs of slowing down; hall monitor Brian Stelter did a segment on Trump “stoking racism for decades,” and now Tapper is back with a segment on how Trump’s “attack” on Baltimore is a continuation of his campaign of division. Yes, CNN’s worried about divisiveness.
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) July 29, 2019
“Trump stokes racial divide by ramping up attacks on Rep. Cummings and Baltimore” — he told the man who represents Baltimore to get a handle on the rat-infestation problem there before criticizing the conditions at the border. But racism!
The media is continuing the campaign of division.
Cali, NYC, Portland, San Fran, L.A. are all led by whites. Trump has attacked them.
What do they have in common? DEMOCRATS. https://t.co/OvpD5aksSF
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) July 29, 2019
'Continuing campaign of truth'. There I fixed it for Jake. You're welcome ?
— C Hughes (@c9hughes) July 29, 2019
CNN keeps blaming Trump for stating facts and refuses to question Cummings' 37 years of inaction.
Therefore, NOTHING will change in Baltimore.
— nickmas✝️ (@nicmas2) July 29, 2019
Jake, its funny how you never said anything about @BernieSanders campaign of division & his comments about Baltimore.
— Phil (@_Phil_______) July 29, 2019
Actually, what @realDonaldTrump is doing is calling a man out for his lack of concern for the people who sent him to congress. Those people are trapped in a place that is falling apart, while Cummings sits in the lap of luxury. But as usual CNN can't give facts.
— Melissa Mckee (@mistyblue20109) July 29, 2019
Cummings is everything the President said he was.
— PV_Ron (@PVRon1) July 29, 2019
— BigSexualChokolate (@SexualBig) July 29, 2019
hey CNN: speaking of division and hurtful words, how many antisemites have you had to fire this week so far?
— rachel-batzion (@RBatzion) July 29, 2019
Orange man bad.
— Christopher Wulfers (@Tom_Servooooh) July 29, 2019
I like how trump's attacks are division but attacks on him are awesomeness.
— Chris (@CML_Texas) July 29, 2019
Have you been to Baltimore?
Much of it is a ghetto.
— Jon Sarb (@JonSarb) July 29, 2019
— tweetreadingaccount (@tweetreadingac1) July 29, 2019
— #ReadBioFirst George (@Unsportingiam) July 29, 2019
He should also start shining the spotlight in Maxine Waters district!
— park (@rpkbbi) July 29, 2019
I see this more of making honest observations that others (libs) brought about—
— Jay Talley (@jay_fsu1) July 29, 2019
Headline is a lie. It's you CNN doing the stoking of division. An attack on Cummings is racist because he is black? That mindset is in itself racist and demeans the Congressman. So look in the mirror when calling out racism. Thank you.
— Gerry Moore (@Gerryinpa) July 29, 2019
Real people don't care about this. I hate Trump, but he's right about one thing- CNN is utterly delusional. The people couldn't care less about a rich senator being insulted by Trump.
— Omar S (@Omars_Words) July 29, 2019
Is CNN going to follow Benny Johnson’s example and go door-to-door in Baltimore and speak with the residents in Cummings’ district, or just report on Al Sharpton’s visit and CNN’s hot take that Trump was actually calling Baltimore infested with people of color?
Is there anything CNN could do to, you know, actually help the citizens of Baltimore who are dealing with rotting garbage and giant rats? Or is that too far out of the New York/D.C. bubble to care?
Let me say for the billionth time: Reporters don't root for a side. Period. https://t.co/dhH8eherOR
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 16, 2016
When Trump called Baltimore ‘infested,’ was he talking about rats or ‘black and brown people’? https://t.co/SqFAAlXZ6X
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 28, 2019