CNN tried to convince a group of conservative women that President Donald Trump is “racist,” and it backfired in hilarious fashion.
CNN’s Randi Kaye moderated a focus group with several Republican women and asked if they thought it was racist for Trump to tell “The Squad” — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib — that they can leave the country if they hate it so much.
All eight women fired back by telling the CNN host “no,” Trump’s tweet “were not racist.”
The segment aired on Tuesday night on “Anderson Cooper 360,” and featured a group of eight Trump supporters in Dallas, Texas.
Sharon Bolan said, “I’m a brown-skinned woman. I am a legal immigrant. I agree with him.”
Another supporter, Gina O’Briant, said, “I’m glad that the president said what he said because all they are doing is inciting hatred and division. He didn’t say anything about color.”
Kaye was visibly shocked that all of the conservative women stood with Trump and did not think his tweets were racist.
Kaye doubled down and tried to bait them again, saying, “Let me just share with you the definition of ‘racism’ from Merriam Webster dictionary: ‘a belief that race is the primary determinate of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.’”
“Based on that definition, do you not think that what the president has been saying—” Kaye continued.
Almost all of the women cut Kaye off and fired back by saying “no.”
“Do you think it’s just a coincidence that these four congresswomen that the president is going after none of them are white?” Kaye asked.
“I don’t think it matters,” Peaches McGuire Coates responded. “It’s idiotic, what they’re saying, so it doesn’t matter if they’re black or white.”
“Why haven’t they befriended one of their white female congresswoman colleagues and let her join the group?” Dena Miller asked. “They don’t like white people. C’mon, they’re racist.”
"I don't think it matters. It's idiotic, what they're saying, so it doesn't matter if they're black or white."
Female Trump voters in Dallas, TX, deny any element of racism in the President's comments aimed at four Democratic lawmakers, all of whom are women of color. pic.twitter.com/wX3fouhHNy
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) July 17, 2019
Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to tell “The Squad” that they can leave the country if they hate it so much.
The president tweeted that the 4 radical lawmakers should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” and then come back and show the U.S. how to fix crime.
It was more than obvious that the Trump women were not taking the bait from CNN and do not think the president is racist.
As it turns out, “stand with America or leave” is clearly a winning message for Trump and the Republican Party.