CNN’s Toobin Slams Trump’s ‘Personal Grievance’ Tweetstorm: ‘Precisely Consistent’ With White Nationalism
CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin ripped into President Donald Trump on Monday for his inability to act as a global leader after the recent Muslim massacre in New Zealand.
Toobin was part of a New Day panel that discussed how Trump launched Twitter attacks against all of his enemies throughout the weekend, yet failed to say anything condemning the white supremacy and Islamophobia at the root of the Christchurch shooting. Toobin began by saying Trump’s tweets were a far cry from former president George W. Bush, who advocated religious tolerance for Islam after 9/11.
“That is completely foreign to Donald Trump,” Toobin said. “It’s personal grievance that’s precisely consistent with the white nationalist agenda. It’s not white nationalism, but everything he says about immigrants, about immigration, about the wall, about the fact that there is no white nationalist problem is consistent with that view.”
To this point, John Berman noted that Trump is demanding Fox News put Jeanine Pirro back on air after the network effectively suspended her show after her recent anti-Muslim comments. Toobin called this “consistent” with Trump’s character, saying “it’s not like this was some sort of aberration,” when the president behaves this way on a regular basis.
Watch above, via CNN.
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