Female Voters Push Back Against CNN Over Trump’s ‘Racist’ Tweets

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
July 17, 2019Politicsshare
Female Voters Push Back Against CNN Over Trump’s ‘Racist’ Tweets
President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio on July 12, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Eight women pushed back when CNN tried characterizing President Donald Trump’s recent tweets as definitively racist.

The cable news network, which is openly against President Trump, has been calling the tweets racist without prefacing them with “allegedly.”

After the House of Representatives voted late July 16 to condemn Trump’s “racist tweets,” Anderson Cooper aired a segment showing eight pro-Trump women in Dallas.

Asked if what Trump said was not racist, all eight raised their hands.

Trump in east room of the White House
President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House on March 6, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

“He was saying that if they hate America so much—because what we’re seeing out of them, and hearing out of them—they hate America. If it’s so bad, there’s a lot of places they can go,” said Dena Miller, one of the women.

“I’m a brown-skinned woman. I’m a legal immigrant, I agree with him” added Sharon Bolan.

A CNN reporter interjected, saying: “You don’t think it’s racist to say that …” prompting the women to interrupt her and all say “no.”

“I think it’s a demonstration of how their ideology spills over. Even though they’re American now so to speak, they’re not acting American,” said another woman, whose name was not shown.

“I’m glad that the president said what he said because all they’re doing, they’re inciting hatred and division and that’s not what our country’s about, it’s not about that at all, “said Gina O’Briant.

“Isn’t that what the president does with some of his own comments? His own racist comments?” the CNN reporter wondered.

“He didn’t say anything about color,” O’Briant responded.

“We know the president is not racist, he loves people from Hispanics, and black people, all across the board,” said Cami Dean, another of the eight women.

Trump and Melania at Orlando rally
First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump at Trump’s 2020 re-election event in Orlando, Fla., on June 18, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

The CNN reporter then read the definition of racism as laid out in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

“Based on that definition, do you not think what the president said is racist?” the reporter said.

“He dated a black woman for two years, two of his wives are immigrants, he is not a xenophobic racist,” said O’Briant.

“If the first black billionaire is endorsing President Trump, how can you call him racist?” said Miller.

The tweets in question were posted on July 14 by Trump. He wrote: “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.”

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough,” he added. “I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

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