Fresh off of a CNN host yet again portraying President Trump as racist, the president took to Twitter Tuesday to suggest the future of the Republican Party is an African-American combat veteran.
Trump called combat vet John James, who won the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Michigan Tuesday, a “future STAR of the Republican Party” in response to his big primary win:
Congratulations to a future STAR of the Republican Party, future Senator John James. A big and bold victory tonight in the Great State of Michigan – the first of many. November can’t come fast enough!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018
Trump’s tweet comes after CNN’s Don Lemon went on a nine-minute rant against Trump this week claiming that the president is racist because he mocked him for being “the dumbest man on television”:
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
In response, Lemon said, “But I would just like to note that referring to African-Americans as dumb … is one of the oldest canards of America’s racist past and present – that black people are of inferior intelligence…”
It is worth noting that Trump’s claim about Lemon is not totally without merit as the Columbia Journalism Review named Lemon one of the worst journalists in American media.
CNN’s “Trump is a racist” narrative is also pushed heavily by the network’s senior media reporter, Brian Stelter, who runs segments on the subject on a regular basis:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 24, 2017
Trump has a race problem — many Americans believe he's a racist — and he keeps making his problem worse. https://t.co/bcftcikj3A
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 30, 2017
Trump's "shithole" remark forced newsrooms to decide whether to bleep the most powerful man in America. More importantly, it also sparked conversations about the president's racist track record. Here's my latest https://t.co/nTJgcn4Wqf
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 12, 2018