Donald Trump’s behavior has gotten so horrific that not even the president’s biggest defenders can deny it when confronted with his past actions. Earlier today on CNN, Republican Trump apologist Scott Jennings was forced to admit his president was racist, and it was truly a moment any watching Trump supporter will never forget.
During a discussion about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)’s comments about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), CNN host Erin Burnett showed a clip where Trump had made some very similar comments. Democratic commentator Keith Boykin then stated how hypocritical it was for Trump to demand that Omar apologize and resign, especially after all the racist statements he’s made.
To drive this point home, CNN then played a super-cut of several of Trump’s most cringe-worthy, racist moments — including the time he called the Neo-Nazis at the Charlottesville white supremacist rally “very fine people.” In this super-cut were also Trump’s racially charged remarks about Mexicans, African-Americans, China, and more.
When Burnett turned to Jennings after the clips were done and asked him how the president could attack Omar when he has done far worse, Jennings couldn’t deny it. Jennings, on live television, admitted that Trump “doesn’t have a perfect track record on these issues.”
This caused Boykin to laugh. The panel then quickly devolved into a shouting match as Jennings got defensive over his beloved racist POTUS, but the damage had been done. Trump’s racist actions had been acknowledged and called out, by someone who has likely tried to defend the president any chance they got. You can watch the video below:
Granted, most Trump supporters were probably not watching CNN as this moment went down, but its circulation over the internet and social media will ensure that they see it eventually.
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