CNN’s Acosta: Not a Stretch for Many People to Wonder If Trump Secretly Considers Himself a White Nationalist
CNN’s Jim Acosta pressed President Donald Trump today on his comments embracing the “nationalist” label and he joined Anderson Cooper tonight to discuss everything he asked the President about.
For one, Trump admitted after Acosta kept pressing the issue that there’s “no proof” of Middle Easterners in the caravan.
“Just because the White House or the president or the vice president, they say that there are Middle Easterners traveling in the caravan, it doesn’t necessarily mean there are terrorists traveling in the caravan,” Acosta said. “There’s just sort of a racially loaded comment that’s being made in all of this.”
Acosta asked Trump earlier if the nationalist comment was a coded message to his base, and he elaborated on that tonight:
“But Anderson, when you’re demonizing immigrants, migrants coming up from Central America, trying to make their way to the United States and apply for asylum, when you’re demonizing Middle Easterners and making the suggestion they’re terrorists and so on in that caravan without offering proof and then calling yourself a nationalist in front of thousands and thousands of people, I don’t think it’s a stretch for a lot of Americans out there to wonder whether or not the president is secretly considering himself a white nationalist.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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