CNN Special Slimes: Trump ‘Feeds,’ ‘Jumps on’ KKK, Bigoted Bandwagon

NewsBusters | 7/1/2019 | Staff
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CNN devoted an hour on Sunday night to a documentary exploring the rise of white supremacists in America and around the world. Unsurprisingly, the network tied Donald Trump to these bigots, blaming the “white supremacist hero” for “jumping on” the bandwagon of hatred.

Host Fareed Zakaria began the documentary with a montage of violence and racists: “The country is changing.... The fear growing.” As video of Trump appeared on screen, the journalist blamed, “And it’s spreading across the world.... A fire fed by politics.”

Murders - Pittsburgh - Charleston - Zakaria - Trump

After mentioning hate-filled murders in Pittsburgh and Charleston, Zakaria noted that Trump has talked about Sweden’s problem with militant Islam.... Just like white supremacists do:

FAREED ZAKARIA: Even America's president jumped on the bandwagon.

DONALD - TRUMP - Sweden

DONALD TRUMP: Sweden, who would believe this?

UNIDENTIFIED OFF CAMERA WOMAN: When they hear Donald Trump using language that they know comes from their ideology.... they feel energized and they feel that they’ve succeeded.

Clips - Richard - Spencer - Grand - Wizard

He also used clips of bigot Richard Spencer and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke praising the President. Of course, Congresswoman Rashida Talib, who met with pro-Hezbollah activists and is guilty of repeated incidents of anti-Semitic behavior, was not used to tar the Democratic Party. Zakaria didn't mention her disturbing history:

ZAKARIA: At a recent hearing on white supremacy, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim, read a letter she had gotten in the mail.

RASHIDA - TALIB - Muslims - New - Zealand

RASHIDA TALIB: “I was excited and pleased when I heard about 49 Muslims were killed and many -- many more were wounded in New Zealand. This is a great start.”

Mid-way through the documentary, Zakaria conceded: “Donald Trump is not a white supremacist.” But he added, “There is no doubt that he is a hero to many in the white supremacy movement.”

Racist - David - Duke - Trump

Racist David Duke has championed Trump. He’s also backed...
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