Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made a pitch for black voters on Friday that was widely panned. One of the talking points the multiply bankrupted businessman likes to repeatedly refer to is that young black Americans have a 58 percent unemployment rate.
On Saturday, CNN’s Brian Stelter — media analyst and host of the show Reliable Sources — tried to put that false statistic to rest by calling out the flaws in the analysis.
“The reason why he’s saying that is that he’s using a broader metric for all black youth, including ones that are in school — in high school or college,” said Stelter.
“He’s lumping all of them in together and saying, ‘Look how many black youth are unemployed,'” he continued. “That’s unfair if some of them are in college and high school. He keeps using that data point, even though it’s been debunked for months.”
Watch the clip, embedded below:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 20, 2016
Bernie Sanders campaign accepts apology from MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews: ‘We got to get past it’
MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews on Monday apologized to the Bernie Sanders campaign after comparing his dominance in the first three states of the 2020 presidential nomination to the fall of France to the Nazis in World War II.
Sanders senior advisor Chuck Rocha was asked on Fox News for response.
"Look, we all get hot and say things in the moment, I'm glad Chris apologized," Rocha said. "We got to move on and get past it, I'm glad he said what he had to say, I'm tired of folks on Twitter fighting with each other, it's time to win this election."
LEAKED AUDIO: Mike Bloomberg mocked Obama and said he would use drone strikes on enemies if elected in 2020
Yet another recording has emerged of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg as the billionaire campaigns for the presidency.
"Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said at a private event in 2016 that his presidential campaign platform would have been to "defend the banks" and also labeled the progressive movement and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, now a rival for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, as 'scary,'" CNN reported Monday.
‘This is mind control’: Ex-CIA agent nails Trump’s new loyalty oath for government staffers
The White House and Republicans were supposed to be putting together a plan to protect Americans against Russia hacking yet another election, former CIA officer Phil Mudd pointed out on CNN Monday. Instead, they've failed Americans, opting instead for their own crusade to protect the president from anyone who disagrees with him.
"In a typical president, the National Security Council would say to the president, 'here are the options,' but they won't do that," said Mudd.
Retired Rear Adm. John Kirby agreed, saying that in wake of the president's acquittal from the Republican Senate, he feels empowered to do whatever he wants.