CNN correspondent Randi Kaye hosted a panel of Republican women and tried desperately to get them to call President Trump racist, but to no avail.
The segment was presented following the controversy regarding the President’s comments telling the ‘Squad’ they need to start loving America or they’re free to leave.
Democrats have done their best to portray Trump’s words as racist simply because the group – Alexa Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) – consist of ‘women of color.’
CNN entered the fray with a segment which, not only didn’t convince any of the women to turn on Trump but led to them pointing out why the ‘Squad’ itself is racist.
What He Said Wasn’t Racist
The segment begins with all eight women raising their hand in response to the question, “How many of you don’t think what the President said was racist?”
It goes downhill from there for CNN.
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Sharon Bolan, one of the Republican women, explained “I’m a brown-skinned woman. I am a legal immigrant. I agree with him.”
You mean it’s actually possible to follow proper procedures to legally immigrate to the United States? Democrats will likely be shocked to learn of that fact.
Another GOP voter, Gina O’Briant, broke it down succinctly, noting that it’s the ‘Squad’ that is actually inciting hatred towards themselves by acting the way they do.
“I’m glad that the president said what he said because all they are doing is inciting hatred and division,” O’Briant explained. “He didn’t say anything about color.”
CNN Breaks Out a Dictionary
Not content with multiple questions and different phrasing of the question trying to convince them to call Trump racist, Kaye broke out the ol’ dictionary to prove it to them.
“Let me just share with you the definition of ‘racism’ from Merriam Webster dictionary,” she began as if the group had no idea what the word means. “‘A belief that race is the primary determinate of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.'”
“Based on that definition,” Kaye pressed, “do you not think that what the president has been saying – ”
The immediate response – “No.”
The CNN reporter pivoted to making the point that all four members of the ‘Squad’ are not white.
One woman in the group responded, “It’s idiotic, what they’re saying, so it doesn’t matter if they’re black or white.”
We ran that statement through our fact-checking database and determined it was, in fact, true. What they’re saying is idiotic.
These GOP women see nothing wrong with Trump’s comments
CNN’s Randi Kaye speaks to a group of Republican women who say they don’t have a problem with President Trump’s racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color. https://t.co/35dvYQCfTY pic.twitter.com/vKi9h24tZz
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) July 17, 2019
“Why haven’t they befriended one of their white female congresswoman colleagues and let her join the group?” one of the Republican women asks. “They don’t like white people. C’mon, they’re racist.”
There’s no doubt CNN ran this segment trying to portray these women as a bunch of racist buffoons, but the panel ran roughshod over Kaye presenting facts and evidence countering her every point.
Now Ask Them if CNN is Racist
Perhaps Kaye’s next segment can focus on whether or not her own network is racist.
Earlier this week, CNN pundit Ana Navarro suggested First Lady Melania Trump, along with Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, should go back to their home country.
Navarro, simpleton that she is, was trying to make a false equivalency. The main difference here is that Melania, Cruz, and Rubio all actually love America.
Political strategist Symone Sanders, a former CNN contributor and current adviser for Joe Biden, once said: “We don’t need white people leading the Democratic party.”
And of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t remind viewers that CNN’s Don Lemon has labeled “white men” as the biggest terror threat in America and launched multiple verbal racist attacks at Trump supporter, Kanye West.
Perhaps CNN should do a little self-reflection instead of trying to bait women into agreeing with them.