Young Turks host Ana Kasparian took a moment on Tuesday to mock Donald Trump fans who defend his campaign rhetoric as a response to “political correctness.”
Kasparian was criticizing the Republican presidential candidate’s treatment of US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel when she mockingly imitated a Trump fan and told co-host Cenk Uygur, “You just don’t understand — Trump says all the things that like, we all want to say but he has like, the guts to say them.”
Switching back to her regular voice, she rejected that train of thought.
“Get the f*ck out of here,” Kasparian said. “Nothing drives me crazier than that stupid-ass argument. You know what? Then we can have a middle-schooler be our next president. ‘Cause middle-schoolers say sh*t that they really mean.”
As Kasparian has noted, Trump has called Curiel a “hater” and disparagingly called the Indiana native a “Mexican” during the current case involving Trump University.
Uygur, who has also disparaged Trump for indulging in “childish” rhetoric, said Kasparian he interpreted the “politically incorrect” defense of the real estate mogul even less favorably than she did.
“When somebody tells me that, that means if you don’t like someone you’d like to point out that they’re a Mexican — but you don’t have the guts to say it,” he explained. “So you like that you finally have someone running for president who is openly racist, and it thrills you that he gets to say the racist things that you’re thinking.”
Watch the discussion, as aired on Tuesday, below.