At this point, supporters of President Trump are probably used to hearing some of the most vulgar, unsettling, unprofessional, and plain disrespectful things said about them—and don’t expect it to stop anytime soon.
From the presidential election in 2016 up to today, those on the Left continue to portray those who support Trump as wicked, unwise, or “racist.”
A recent CNN panel with Don Lemon on “CNN Tonight” brought up the 2016 election and one panelist immediately prefaced the conversation by calling the nearly 63 million people who voted for President Trump “racist.”
CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers said she wanted to clarify one thing before she proceeded in the discussion: anyone who voted for Trump over Clinton was, de facto, a “racist.”
She said there was no argument to favor Trump over Clinton, except of course if the voter was also a racist; “If you support somebody who does racist things, that makes you racist,” Powers claimed.
She said, via the Washington Examiner:
People will say that they support him for reasons other than his racist language, which we don’t have time to go through, but there’s all sorts of things, starting from the launch of his campaign all the way up until the latest campaign, the way he demonized people trying to come to our country on the caravan.
And they’ll say, ‘Well, I’m not racist. I just voted for him because, you know, I didn’t like Hillary Clinton.’ And I just want to say that’s not — that doesn’t make you not racist. It actually makes you racist. If you support somebody who does racist things, that makes you racist. So I just want to establish that.
As the Daily Caller reports, Trump won “52 percent of the vote from white women, compared to Clinton’s 43 percent.”
After her blanket claim that Trump supporters are all racist, Powers then put on her best Hillary Clinton impersonation by saying white women did not support Clinton because they were attaching themselves to white men.
“We have to remember that the white patriarchal system actually benefits white women in a lot of ways and they’re attached to white men who are benefiting from the system that was was created by them, for them,” Powers said.
Clinton similarly commented, shortly after the results of the election, women aligned themselves with men in their lives and voted accordingly—suggesting they were unable to think or vote for themselves.
“Women will have no empathy for you because they will be under tremendous pressure — and I’m talking principally about white women — they will be under tremendous pressure from fathers, and husbands, and boyfriends and male employers, not to vote for ‘the girl,’” Clinton said in 2017.
Powers, seeking to clarify her comments, took to social media with the following pair of tweets:
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