Jeffrey Toobin Blasts Trump’s ‘Racist’ Slam on Omarosa: ‘It’s Always Black People’ Whose Intellect He Attacks

The latest attacks from President Donald Trump on Omarosa Manigault Newman, included a comment in which the Commander-in-Chief dismissed his former White House staffer as “not smart.” The remark did not escape Jeffrey Toobin’s notice.

Appearing Tuesday on New Day, the CNN legal analyst blasted Trump for his latest putdown of an African American’s intellect — one in a series of such remarks.

“Who does the president attack on Twitter constantly? African Americans,” Toobin said. “Whether it’s the UCLA basketball team, whether it’s the NFL football players, whether it’s our colleague Don Lemon, LeBron James. It’s always black people that he’s attacking. Not exclusively, but to a disproportionate extent, he’s attacking black people.”

Toobin added specifically that putting down an African American’s intelligence is “a classic racist accusation.”

“We sometimes forget, the entire basis for Donald Trump’s political career is his racist attack on Barack Obama for not being born in the United States,” Toobin added. “That’s how he became a public political figure. The tweet today calling Omarosa is a dog is just part of that.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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