Skip to comments.CNN's Henderson Claims GOP Has 'Played the Race Card' for 'Many Decades'
Posted on 08/16/2017 5:46:11 PM PDT by Kaslin
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson claimed that the Republican party has been "playing the race card" for "many decades" as she commented on Republican reaction to President Donald Trump's recent comments in which he seemed to give cover to white racist rally participants in Charlottesville.
At 9:08 a.m. ET, after recounting Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio's reaction to Trump's comments, Henderson continued:
CNN's Henderson Claims GOP Have 'Played the Race Card' for 'Many Decades'
I think you have Republicans who are going to have to figure out what they're going to do with this President. I mean, they obviously like his agenda, and they have to figure out whether or not backing that agenda ultimately means that they are going to be standing beside a President who in word seems to have some sympathies for white supremacists. That's a major, major thing for them and the Republican party.
She then added:
Remember, the Republican Party has tried to get away from that. I think they're going to have to do some soul-searching in terms of their own history of kind of playing the race card, racial polarization through these last many decades. And Donald Trump is just the most, I think, egregious outgrowth of what we've seen from Republicans for many decades.
A bit later, she fretted over conservatives supporting increased border security without acknowledging there are legitimate, non-racist reasons for wanting to see better security:
I think we also forget the ways in which Donald Trump's presidency was in some ways based on racial resentment and racial grievance politics -- this idea of building a wall, this idea of banning Muslims from certain countries, this idea of deporting illegal immigrants. Remember, when he announced, he talked about Mexicans as rapists. I mean, you know, I think we talk about sort of the economic piece of it -- there's also a cultural nationalist piece as well.
Projection. The party of the “race card” is shameless, indeed.
Good grief, what world does this woman live in that she doesn’t know the roots of the KKK
Projection indeed. You are correct, they have no shame whatsoever.
No doubt McCain would claim racism if that’s the only way he could get elected. He could always change back later.
The KKK was founded by Democrats to suppress the GOP vote in the post-antebellum South.
It was the first leftist terrorist movement.
oh just F off CNN, I ma so done with your crap
Hey! dim-whit! It’s been the DNC, that has played the race card, for way, way, way too long.
Right there is the problem. Most people today do not know history.
Confederate flag never flew on any slave ship or government building. Slave owners were also black. Black slave owner got slavery legal in VA. Millions of White Christian men have died for this country from the revolution to second world war ,and it still goes on
She obviously lives in the plantation and doesn’t even notice it because she has her mind closed to reality
Just outright lying. It’s called communist history revision.
Why yes, of course, Nia.....have you been skipping your medicine again?
He has it backwards,it’s classic democrat playbook,used for decades,they have no issues to run on,so drag out the racist act.
Anything but talking about all the democrat corruption
Oh yeah, like when they pushed the Civil Rights Act thru.. against stiff DemocRat opposition .. DUUhhhhhh..
Those who ignore history ‘abuse’ it at their own peril.
Doesn’t she know the racist history of the Democrat party ??? How dumb can she be ???
Such impeccable logic - I guess the elections of Tim Scott, Marcio Rubio, Ted Cruz, Will Hurd, Mia Love, Jeannine Hampton, Nikki Haley, etc. are the proof in the pudding for her of this. ( / sarcasm ).
Soul-searching in the Republicans “own history”? The legacy of racist organizations like the KKK rests solely in the history of the Democrat Party - they have no foundation or history in the Republican Party - indeed the Republican Party’s history is built on quite the opposite.
False narratives, lies, etc. Just another day in the world of liberalism.
Did anyone ever ask her for for three specific instances where the Republicans “played the race card”?
She probably couldn’t come up with one.
They are like broken records.