CNN pundit Brian Stelter should buy himself a dictionary for Christmas.
Stelter, who apparently doesn’t know what “race-baiting” means, accused President Trump of doing it while engaging in race-baiting himself.
“It sure looks like race-baiting,” Stelter said of Trump’s tweet storm against ungrateful dad LaVar Ball.
Stelter made the remarks during an appearance Sunday on “CNN Newsroom With Fredricka Whitfield,” where they discussed Trump’s recent tweets about the three black UCLA basketball players arrested in China for shoplifting.
President Trump personally intervened with Chinese President Xi Jinping to secure the release of LaVar Ball’s son, LiAngelo, and his two UCLA basketball teammates, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill.
At a press conference last week, the athletes thanked President Trump for his help.
However, LaVar Ball said there’s no reason to thank Trump. “Did he go visit them in jail?” Ball asked. “If you went to visit them in jail then I would say, ‘thank you.’”
That’s when Trump fired back on Twitter, saying he should have let Ball’s son rot in jail. There was no mention of race in any of Trump’s tweets about the incident.
Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
Liberals like Brian Stelter won’t give Trump any credit for securing the release of three shoplifters, who could’ve rotted in jail for years given China’s atrocious record of human-rights violations.
Like “Humpty-Dumpty” Stelter, many leftists have called President Trump a racist for blasting critics like LaVar Ball. Meanwhile, they gloss over the fact that he intervened to help three black youths when he didn’t have to.
“I think it’s immature at best, but it’s really race-baiting at worst,” Stelter said. “I want to put that on the table: it sure looks like race-baiting to a lot of people.”
Here’s how Webster’s Dictionary defines race-baiting: “the making of verbal attacks against members of a racial group.”
When Trump slammed LaVar Ball as ungrateful, he wasn’t attacking all black people. His Twitter diss specifically and only mentioned LaVar Ball. How is that “race-baiting” or “racist?”
No one called former president Barack Obama “racist” when he didn’t help white American Otto Warmbier, who spent 17 months in a North Korean jail for stealing a poster.
Trump eventually intervened and secured Warmbier’s release in June 2017, but he died just days after returning home amid reports he had been tortured in North Korea. Otto was just 22 years old.
Hey Lavar, never forget that LiAngelo Ball could have returned home damaged from a Chinese communist jail like Otto Warmbier. President Trump may have saved your son’s life. Be thankful. pic.twitter.com/KnyStjohZ7
— Adorable Deplorable (@OliMauritania) November 14, 2017
Trump hits back at anyone who attacks him, regardless of their race.
The president has criticized countless white people: John McCain, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, George Clooney, and Mark Cuban, to name a few. He attacks whoever attacks him. It may be immature, but it’s not racist.
Meanwhile, Twitter slammed Brian Stelter — who’s a dead ringer for George Costanza — for his race-baiting remarks, which defy logic.
Wait a minute. They chose to shoplift and Trump got them out of jail. How is that ‘racist?’
— Stephe96 (@Stephe96) November 19, 2017
Have all CNN “reporters” been dropped on their heads as babies? Just kidding, if course they have!
— 🍁Anastasia🍁 (@_501_40) November 20, 2017
You really need a vacation. Your network is the Race Baiting of all time, MSNBC is a close second. You just like to see your name tweeting👎👎👎👎👎
— Julie 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🦃🦃🦃🦃 (@TeverettsJulie) November 20, 2017
Thee ole race card played again. Brilliant journalism. Yawn.
— D (@DavidofDurham) November 20, 2017
It is an apple 🍎 but Brian Stelter 🤡 wants you to believe it is a banana 🍌 CNN is very Fake news!
— #NeverForget (@drdrjojo) November 20, 2017
Exactly. What was it called when Obama left Americans to rot in jails in foreign countries 🤔
— Pink Star (@Alpha_Lady1) November 19, 2017
He’s a spoiled rotten kid. Since his father won’t straighten him out, somebody’s got do it. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. He could have done time in a CHINESE PRISON!! Racism? You’re a hack
— Reaganorama! (@Reaganorama) November 19, 2017
“bam” there it is “race baiting” pic.twitter.com/1WEducXqaV
— Eightofnine 🦃 (@Eightofnine8) November 20, 2017
Hey, remember when Trump blasted his own Attorney General, Jeff Sessions? Was that race-baiting too?
Trump has ripped into his own attorney general on Twitter, an old white man. He rips everyone. The Left are the ones obsessed with race, who ONLY SEE race when looking at a person. The Left, including Stelter, are garbage.
— Nick M (@NickAtNight128) November 20, 2017
@brianstelter Was it racist when he helped them get released?
— ssd (@Pismo_B) November 20, 2017
First LaVar Ball picks a fight with Michael Jordan and now President Trump and I'm trying to figure out what demographic group he's trying to sell sneakers to. Meanwhile, his son could have grown old in a Chinese prison. For Real
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) November 19, 2017
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