Skip to comments.CNN's Jen Psaki: President Trump's New 'Cheatin Obama' Nickname Might Have 'Racial Undertones'
Posted on 04/05/2018 6:11:13 PM PDT by ethom
During The Lead With Jake Tapper, former State Department spokeswoman and Obama communications director under President Obama Jen Psaki accused President Trump's new nickname for the former President, "Cheatin' Obama" of having racial undertones.
President Trump, who has become known for branding opponents in both political parties with nicknames, finally unveiled a nickname for his predecessor. When pointing to a Rasmussen poll showing that he had a 50 percent approval rating, the President said that his approval rating was higher than that of Cheatin Obama at the same time during his presidency.
Host Jake Tapper asked Psaki, now a CNN contributor, for her take on the nickname. According to Psaki:Given Trumps history, you can also guess that he might have, there might be racial undertones there. He was the founder of the birther movement. Perhaps Im going to a very evil place with that but I think that history tells us thats a possibility.
Tapper then asked her if you think hes saying that because hes black he cheats? She responded: Who knows, adding that without the context of his history, she would not have attributed such sinister motives to the nickname. She also discounted the Rasmussen poll, stressing that the rolling averages have more significance than individual polls: Its sort of sad, actually, that hes grabbing this outlier poll.
As for the birther movement, lets remember who started it. Before President Obama could face off against the Republicans, he had to get past Hillary Clinton; who many initially viewed as the frontrunner for the Democratic Partys presidential nomination in the 2008 presidential election. The Democratic primary that year closely divided the Democratic Party with Appalachian voters and older voters supporting Clinton while younger voters and African-Americans supported Obama.
Painting Obama as an outsider was one of the tactics used by Clinton campaign staffers in an attempt to boost her candidacy. Clinton confidante Sid Blumenthal had asked McClatchys James Asher to look into whether or not President Obama was born in Kenya. In addition, pollster Mark Penn had encouraged the Clinton campaign to focus on the young Illinois Senators lack of American roots and emphasize the fact that she was born in the middle of America in the middle class in the middle of the last century.
CNN has spent quite a bit of time trying to paint President Trump as a racist this week by pointing to his tweets about illegal immigration. President Trumps new nickname for President Obama seems like the latest exhibit that Psaki and friends will use in their attempt to the President as a racist in the court of public opinion.
Only to people who equate cheating with black people. People like Jen Psaki apparently.
Cheatin’ b!+c# ain’t got nothin’ but the race card.
I am thinking he meant that Obama cheated for the rats in the election by spying on the Trump Campaign. Nothing racists about calling Obuttmunch a cheating’ POS.
Baby Doll, when it comes to Obola, everything that is not an over the top compliment is said to have racial overtones.
So don’t sweat it!
You’ll note that it was Jen Pttui who the inserted the racial surmise into the conversation.
Cheatin’ = Racist Really??
exactly cheatin wiretaps!
If I said that I didn’t like Obama’s tie I would be considered a racist.
Actually, Trumps is showing racial sensitivity by dropping the “g” in “cheating” just like 0bama always dropped his “g”’s at the end of a word, I hope Trump “continyes doin it.”
racial division is the honey hole of the personal gain over everything else crowd
Isn’t this snowflake the same one who was triggered by O’Reilly saying that she looks “out of her depth”?
When all else fails, play the race card.
Now where’s that Jesse Jackson race card image......
Trump hit a bulls-eye.
You know it when they throw the race card.
besides he’s only half-black, so even callin’ himself black is kind of cheating
I hate cheaters!
can’t find this anywhere on FR today!
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Regarding funding, prominent sources for EIP, as documented by a congressional report in 2014, are the Wallace Global Foundation and the Energy Foundation, which in turn gets much of its funding from the Sea Change Foundation set up by renewables billionaire Nat Simons, a major beneficiary of Obamas green-energy cronyism. (And yes, both foundation sources send money to and from the Tides Foundation and others in the standard list of progressive and radical-left money sumps.)...ETC
Could they be any more hyper on the race tag? If Trumb just says obamas name, that has racial undertones.
Trouble was, there wasn’t anything “magic” about him! Just your “garden variety” Kenyan Illegal Alien.
Leftards are delusional.
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