CNN anchor Victor Blackwell responded to President Donald Trump‘s tweet about the anniversary of Charlottesville by reminding viewers of Trump’s own record.
The President tweeted this morning, “I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence.”
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
Blackwell said this in response:
“We should put this into context and who is sending this out. This from the president who said that Haitians––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 ‘shitholes.’ This from the president who called, during the campaign, for a ban on non-American Muslims coming into the country. This from the president who went after the Central Park Five for years after they were exonerated. This from the president who promulgated the birtherism lie about Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, when he knew that President Obama was born in the United States. This also from the president who said that ‘Mexicans are bringing crime, they’re bringing guns, they’re rapists, some I assume are good people. This from the candidate who said on this very network that he knew nothing about grand wizard David Duke when he was on tape years prior denouncing David Duke specifically, but didn’t do so during the campaign. This also from the president who, on time after time after Charlottesville, said, ‘There are very fine people on both sides.’”
He concluded, “So when you see the President here talk about he is condemning ‘all types of racism,’ remember his record over his presidency and the campaign and even before that.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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