President Donald Trump once again found himself getting called out for being a racist after he specifically targeted black voices on Fox News in yet another chopper rant outside Marine One.
Over the last few weeks, Trump has attacked four Democratic congresswomen of color by telling them to “go back” where they came from, insulted the city of Baltimore to attack black Democratic congressman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and has continued to ignore the rise of white nationalist terrorism.
Now he’s aiming his racist attacks at Fox News.
In the wake of a recent Fox News poll showing his worst numbers to date, Trump lashed out at the network. But instead of lashing out at the network as a whole, he specifically targeted Fox News contributors Juan Williams and Donna Brazile, who are black.
First, he attacked Williams while still en route to New Jersey on Marine One.
Juan Williams at @FoxNews is so pathetic, and yet when he met me in the Fox Building lobby, he couldn’t have been nicer as he asked me to take a picture of him and me for his family. Yet he is always nasty and wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2019
Once on the ground, he attacked Brazile.
“And the wonderful woman that gave Hillary Clinton the questions,” Trump said. “That was a terrible thing. All of a sudden, she’s working for Fox. What’s she doing working for Fox? Fox has changed, and my worst polls have always been from Fox. There’s something going on at Fox, I’ll tell you right now, and I’m not happy with it.”
Trump did not attack Sean Hannity. He did not lash out at Steve Doocy or Brian Kilmeade. He did not target Tucker Carlson. In fact, Trump did not attack any white Fox News employee, but targeted two of the only black voices on the network.
Even Democratic strategist Joel Payne noticed, and he called out Trump’s racism on Twitter.
Odd. I wonder why he would single out Juan Williams of all those at Fox who have been critical of him??? Hmmm 🤔 https://t.co/OPtTjDmqKl
— Joel Payne (@paynedc) August 18, 2019
If Trump was truly the “least racist person,” he would not be selectively targeting black lawmakers and black media personalities. Williams and Brazile had nothing to do with Trump’s terrible poll numbers. If he really wants to blame someone, he should look in a mirror because his behavior and poor job performance is the reason why he is getting his a** handed to him in the polls. And continuing to attack people of color is not going to improve his numbers one bit.
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