Ignoring his own record, Donald Trump denounced racism on Saturday a day ahead of a ‘Unite the Right’ white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Washington D.C. on Sunday.
Tweeted Trump: “The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!”
The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2018
Trump’s tweet did not impress CNN New Day weekend host Victor Blackwell: “We should put this into context as to who is sending this out. This from the president who said that all Haitians have AIDS. This from the president who said that Nigerians will never ‘go back to their huts’ when they come and see America. This from the president who said that African countries are sh*tholes…So when you see the president here talking about he ‘condemns all types of racism,’ remember his record.”
"Remember his record": CNN's Victor Blackwell reacts to President Trump's latest tweet, after Trump says he condemns "all types of racism" pic.twitter.com/bYpVUIxg9Q
— New Day (@NewDay) August 11, 2018
CNN’s Chris Cuomo said this last night:
“So many protesting players, white and black, have said this isn’t about disrespecting the flag. He knows that. He doesn’t seem to care. Why? This works with a part of his base…So it’s OK if it divides people and stokes prejudices. That’s leadership? That’s winning? This is like jingoism – patriotism that’s really about targeting a minority. In this case, mostly black players…So here’s my argument. We only know what you show. If you are not a racist, then attack the racists instead of targeting mostly black protesters and suggesting they are dumb.”