Long before Bannon was hired by the Trump campaign, the president managed to insult and attack non-white people with racially charged language.
“Also this comes within a week of tremendous national controversy over the president’s response to the violence surrounding that Nazi-Klan, white supremacist alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a young woman, Heather Heyer was killed in an act of terrorism allegedly by one of these racist,” Tapper began.
It was at that point Trump blamed both sides and put Republicans in the difficult position to defend his remarks or denounce them and risk alienating the GOP base. Bannon was blamed by them.
“Those who blame Bannon for the president’s controversial comments on race and racists as many Democrats have done is not supported by facts,” Tapper corrected. “Bannon came on the campaign very late, as the president pointed out. Aug. 2016, three months from the campaign’s victory. One year and two months before then we heard from President Trump these thoughts about Mexican immigrants from June 2015.”
Tapper played the tape of Trump calling Mexicans rapists.
“Bannon was still runs Breitbart when president Trump had difficulty finding words to condemn the Klan and David Duke, Feb. 2016.”
When it came to David Duke, he had a difficult time denouncing the former Klan leader to Tapper, and ultimately blamed it in a faulty earpiece.
There’s a long history of attacks people of color, and it didn’t start with Bannon. Watch Tapper walk through the many examples below:
John Oliver explains how Dems can bring the pain to Mitch McConnell — even if he wins re-election
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver returned to his Sunday show, fresh off of an Emmy win, to explain how the United States got so incredibly f*cked up.
Oliver began by remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and noting that her seat will be taken over by a far-right conservative justice who will unmake healthcare, reproductive freedom, LGBTQ rights and more things Americans have indicated they want.
He played a clip of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) claiming that America is a "center-right" country, which Oliver called outright "bullsh*t." Not only do Americans overwhelming support reproductive freedom, they also support LGBTQ equality. At the same time, Americans also believe, overwhelmingly, that President Donald Trump shouldn't be allowed to appoint the next justice.
Trump campaign blames Dems for ex-campaign manager Parscale’s reported self-harm threat
The Trump campaign is blaming "Democrats and disgruntled RINOs" for the reported self-harm threat of its former campaign manager Brad Parscale.
"The disgusting, personal attacks from Democrats and disgruntled RINOs have gone too far, and they should be ashamed of themselves for what they've done to this man and his family," said Trump campaign’s communications director Tim Murtaugh.
Former Army prosecutor explains why Trump will ‘get laughed out of court’ if he tries to steal the election
Democrats are still panicking about the plots that President Donald Trump and the Republican Party seem to be cooking up to circumvent the people's vote in November.
Last week's shocking piece in The Atlantic detailed how electors in Pennsylvania could be manipulated to deliver Trump the vote despite ballots to the contrary. After President George W. Bush's campaign convincing the Supreme Court to stop Florida from counting the 2000 election ballots, there is a fear that Trump too could manipulate the courts to get his Supreme Court justices to deliver him a win.