Though it isn’t clear where CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin gets his so-called facts, what is without debate is that his network colleagues never call him out on his fiction.
In a most ridiculous statement on Wolf Blitzer’s show Tuesday, Toobin declared President Donald Trump is obviously racist because he called out Antifa. Then, Toobin claimed that the often violent group “is widely perceived as an African American organization.”
The segment on Tuesday’s “The Situation” on CNN was focused on discussing Trump’s recent comments that there could be widespread violence if Republicans lose this in midterm elections this November. Toobin weighed in with his inane take.
“Let’s be clear also about what’s going on here, the theme here is ‘I’m Donald Trump and I’ll protect you from the scary black people,'” Toobin declared. “Antifa is widely perceived as an African-American organization and this is just part of the same story of LeBron James and Don Lemon and Maxine Waters and the NFL players and the UCLA basketball players.”
Wtf? Since when did Antifa become a black organization? Most of the Antifa people I ran into were white lol. In fact they were yelling at black security guards half the time https://t.co/2fuyRPm9s0
— Pardes Seleh (@PardesSeleh) August 29, 2018
Jeffrey Toobin automatically assumes that a violent group is comprised mostly of blacks.
Who is the real racist here? https://t.co/Di7NCpEaQc
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) August 29, 2018
Actually, not only does no one think the group is “widely perceived as an African-American organization,” Toobin’s own network had a special report suggesting Antifa is made up mostly of young, white people.
Antifa is whiter than Pat Boone making a mayonnaise sandwich with Wonder bread in a Minnesota snowstorm https://t.co/VQxX9ZG09I
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) August 29, 2018
These are the Berkeley mugshots pic.twitter.com/xkDJWmWUZ9
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) August 29, 2018
In typical fashion, no one else on the CNN panel called Toobin out for his misrepresented ‘facts.”
Antifa is so white they’re almost clear, but @JeffreyToobin seems to think it’s somehow a black movement. And no one on @CNN seems to disagree. Maybe they were shocked, or maybe they’re all just as dumb as Jeff. #FactsFirst #Banana https://t.co/DCjx7EjIcG
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) August 29, 2018
— ConservativeBlackMan ???? (@NevilleD35) August 29, 2018
Twitter users were happy to school the CNN analyst.
Also, Toobin claims that “Antifa is widely perceived as an African-American organization.” I don’t know anyone who makes this claim, nor is it anecdotally supported. Has he seen a single Antifa demonstration in the last two years? https://t.co/WsuXofMcqJ
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) August 29, 2018
Hey Jeffrey Toobin (at @CNN), ANTIFA is NOT a black organization.
When a bunch of white THUGS put on black colored clothes and masks, it does not suddenly make them an African American organization.
Can you find even one black person in the pic?
YOU are the RACIST Toobin! pic.twitter.com/MasCG4R2IR
— dbthings (@dbthings) August 29, 2018
They do not look like a Black Organization to me….. pic.twitter.com/WsroeSQozN
— Dan Goettel (@sailingnut13) August 29, 2018
He lost me when he said antifa is mostly black
— Pokemon Yellow (@CodyKersey33) August 29, 2018
Seriously? No one in that room questioned the trash coming out of Toobin’s mouth?
— Luis Sanjuan (@lfsanjuan) August 29, 2018
The claim here is that anti-fa is known or understood to be largely a movement among black Americans. I’m calling bullshit on that. I’ve seen enough footage of white anti-fa protesters to say that’s just patently false.
— Courtland Yockey (@ceyockey) August 29, 2018
Dear Privileged Elitist Journalists Living in a Bubble & dividing the uninformed masses,
U don’t speak 4 us hard-working class Brown people. We’re getting along just fine in Tx w/ ppl of all color-WHITES included- during this booming economy. STOP using us as political PAWNS
— JAX (@writingjax) August 29, 2018
— onceuponatime…sally… (@flowerchild2017) August 29, 2018
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