During an appearance on CNN, Scottie Nell Hughes, an avid Donald Trump brown-noser, got his rear end handed to him by Host Carol Castello when he tried to defend Trump’s tweet of an anti-semitic Hillary Clinton meme which originated from a white supremacist.
Hughes is just one in a long line of Trump excusers who religiously defend any offensive statement or action by their inexplicably orange-hued candidate.
Costello asked CNN political analyst Errol Lewis:
Why it is important for Mr. Trump to explain why he tweeted or retweeted this image?
Lewis made a correction, stating that Trump did not retweet the meme, but rather tweeted the image from his own account. He noted that distinction was important especially considering that “the imagery is unquestionably anti-Semitic, and I understand why Trump’s people are embarrassed and might want to change the subject, but this is not a subject that you do that with,” he explained.
This is something that is of great importance to a great many people including people who are not Jewish and for Donald Trump to act as if this is just some concoction, ‘Oh, he has no idea’ and he won’t explain and he won’t apologize, and given the string of other incidents that you talked about,” Lewis continued. “I think everybody, everybody who’s not a complete partisan understands exactly what his campaign is doing.
They understand that it is deliberate. They understand that they’re playing footsie with some very dangerous radical, disgusting elements of this country and that they hope to ride in the White House based on that support, and it’s disgraceful.
Hughes made a weak attempt to redirect blame for the tweet, claiming “someone posted the image back on June 15th,” while completely ignoring the fact that Lewis just stated that Trump tweeted the meme on his account over the weekend. Hughes made the weak argument that no one could “reasonably say” that Trump should be accountable for posting the image on his Twitter account. That’s when Lewis unloaded with both barrels:
Donald Trump, we know from past behavior, is not going to explain unless a lot of pressure is put on him,” Lewis shot back. “And I think the followers who are trying to explain this foolishness should be ashamed of themselves. I mean, it’s not worth winning a Twitter war, it’s not worth winning a news-cycle. It’s not worth winning an election over.
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