Quantcast
Connect with us

Fox News pundit: Democrats condemning all forms of bigotry is ‘exactly like’ Trump defending neo-Nazis

Published

on

In a bizarre Fox News conversation, hosts on “Outnumbered,” decided that condemning bigotry is the same as neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

The conversation was about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and the recent decision for Congress to pass a bill condemning anti-Semitism. The Republican Congress refused to do the same in wake of the Charlottesville rally, which is prompting many to conclude this is all about politics.

ADVERTISEMENT

Former speechwriter to Eric Holder, Jake Maccoby, explained that as a Jewish person he resents being used by the GOP to make a political point.

“I think a lot of the conversations going on right now are just disingenuous,” he said. “You’ve got the same people who stood behind Donald Trump when he said that they were ‘good people on both sides‘ in Charlottesville. These are the same people who turned a blind-eye to Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for ten years. The same people who have been dog whistling to their supporters every time they are up for reelection, saying, ‘How dare you attack my friends, the Jews?’ Frankly, it’s pretty insulting to watch that happen.”

He noted that so many people don’t even understand how words are taken and many younger non-Jewish people don’t understand the age-old tropes.

“I come, as a Jewish person, frankly, would rather make allies and have conversations and be able to help turn down the temperature on this than to sort of have our first reaction be one of rage and anger and frustration,” he continued.

Conservative podcaster Allie Beth Stuckey claimed that not all Republicans stood beside Trump when he said there were “good people on both sides” of Charlottesville.

ADVERTISEMENT

“So if you want to take that argument and kind of put it on its head, that’s exactly what Democrats are doing now. They were really against present traversing their refund people on both sides. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is saying, ‘We are not going to include her name in this resolution,’ when this is about her. And ‘Oh, by the way, will include other forms of bigotry.’ That is exactly like President Trump. Shamefully, I believe saying there are fine people on both sides. So if you didn’t like it then, you should be doing it now.”

Maccoby cut in to say that there is a big difference between Omar and defending neo-Nazis marching.

Against anti-semites?” asked Stuckey.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Hang on a second. And defending neo-Nazis,” Maccoby tried to cut in while Stuckey talked over him.

“What do anti-semites and neo-Nazis have in common?” Fox host Kennedy cut in to ask.

ADVERTISEMENT

“If you are saying that she is the same as neo-Nazis –” Maccoby said.

“I think Jewish people are targets of the rage and neo-Nazis. That’s incredibly unfortunate,” Kennedy said. “I think you should take a much firmer stand against this kind of language.”

Stuckey agreed, however, neither of the women are Jewish.

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch the bizarre exchange below:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Facebook

John Oliver tells Susan Collins she can tell Trump doesn’t learn: He kept having kids after Donald Trump Jr.

Published

on

HBO host John Oliver returned Sunday evening after a cascade of unending news. On his season premiere of "Last Week Tonight," Oliver began with the announcement that on the break, the U.S. nearly went to war with North Korea, if you're sick, you probably have the coronavirus, and you'll be dead within an hour, and a "bitch" won the latest Westminster Dog Show.

When it came to President Donald Trump's acquittal, Oliver

But when it came to the president's impeachment, Oliver nailed Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who announced on CBS Evening News that the whole experience changed him.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump is already making up conspiracy theories about voter fraud — and it’ll only get worse

Published

on

The election is eight months away, but President Donald Trump is already crying foul.

Bloomberg News wrote Sunday that Trump is already working to undermine the American electoral process by attacking the Democratic presidential primary.

"Indeed, his campaign, with the full support of the Republican Party, is already waging a vigorous crusade to destroy his opposition. No, it's not Joe Biden, who inspired Trump's shakedown of Ukraine. Trump's gunning for bigger game: democracy itself," wrote Francis Wilkinson for Bloomberg.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

READ IT: More than 1,100 former US Department of Justice officials tell Bill Barr to resign now

Published

on

More than 1,100 former US Department of Justice officials called on Attorney General William P. Barr on Sunday to step down after he intervened last week to lower the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation for President Trump’s longtime friend and political crony Roger J. Stone Jr.

“It is unheard of for the Department’s top leaders to overrule line prosecutors, who are following established policies, in order to give preferential treatment to a close associate of the President, as Attorney General Barr did in the Stone case,” wrote the former Justice Department attorneys in their Sunday letter. “It is even more outrageous for the Attorney General to intervene as he did here — after the President publicly condemned the sentencing recommendation that line prosecutors had already filed in court.”

Continue Reading
 
 
close-image