When a debate with a liberal gets heated, it’s only a matter of time before the race card comes out.
On CNN’s “OutFront,” former Bill Clinton aide Keith Boykin accused Tea Party activist Amy Kremer of being a “hypocrite or a bigot” for supporting President Trump amid affair allegations by porn star Stormy Daniels.
The discussion began with host Erin Burnett relating interviews with female Trump voters who say they still support the president despite the news that he allegedly cheated on his wife in 2006.
Citing statistics that suggested white evangelicals’ willingness to overlook politicians’ “moral failings” has shifted over time, Boykin said “there’s clearly a hypocrisy there.”
Burnett then asked Kremer if anecdotal cases of Republican women saying they are repelled by the affair allegations are “warnings signs” that might affect President Trump’s reelection chances.
“The president was elected to do a job,” the conservative replied, suggesting voters care more about the issues than President Trump’s personal life. “He was elected because people wanted him to go and shake things up in Washington.”
Boykin disagreed, saying “Amy, you of all people–that’s highly inappropriate and hypocritical.”
When Kremer asked why, the Democrat responded:
“You defend Donald Trump despite all the p***y-grabbing and the playmate and all the other stuff that’s going on with the porn star, you defended Roy Moore after he was accused of child molestation … but when Barack Obama was president you were on this very network, and you know what you said? ‘Barack Obama doesn’t love America.’ What’s the difference between Barack Obama, Roy Moore, and Donald Trump? I’ll tell you what the difference is.”
Boykin, who is black, then brought up and rubbed his hand, insinuating the “difference” for which Kremer supported the Republicans but not Democrat Barack Obama was because of racism against African-Americans.
“Oh come on! Don’t pull that,” Kremer fired back.
“Barack Obama is a black man and those two are white men,” Boykin continued. “White Republican men you’re willing to defend.”
After Kremer explained that she disagreed with Obama’s pledge to “fundamentally change America,” Boykin retorted “Roy Moore supported segregation. That fundamentally changes America and you support that?”
Burnett jumped in, asking “Amy, if Barack Obama had had an incident like this with a porn star will you admit that the treatment of it would have been totally different?”
The CNN host emphasized that Obama was a “black president” while insisting Kremer answer the question directly. Boykin cut into the conversation, asking Kremer: “Are you a hypocrite or a bigot? Which is it?”
She replied that she likes Obama as a person, but dislikes his “ideology.”
The debate concluded with Boykin and Kremer urging each other to be “above” their respective positions.