Soledad O’Brien joins Bette Midler in the doghouse for latest ‘racist’ tweet about black Trump supporters

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Former CNN host Soledad O’Brien is being raked over the coals after she joined her tone-deaf liberal colleagues in attacking supporters of President Trump.

O’Brien apparently thought she was being clever in her tweet mocking a “handful of Black people” who were spotted at Trump’s rally in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was responding to Marcus J. DiPaola who tweeted the photo of the dozen or so black supporters in attendance at the rally who were holding up t-shirts that read “Trump and Republicans are not racist.”

O’Brien was slammed just over a week after Bette Midler was torched for suggesting that the “African American men” in a photo at a Trump rally were paid props for the event “blackground.”

“Look, there are African American men in this shot! How much did he pay them to be ‘blackground?’” Midler tweeted to her nearly 1.7 million followers.

“How dare Midler dismiss these grown black men as props for hire, rather than sapient citizens who support the candidate of their choice?” Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock said, rebuking the 73-year-old entertainer, as did scores of others.

O’Brien, whose mother was Cuban and father was from Australia, was blasted for seeming to echo Midler’s racist narrative.

At Trump’s Cincinnatti rally on Thursday, HuffPost reporter Christopher Mathias caught the black supporters on video as they were cheered on by the crowd.

“When the crowd finally packed inside the 17,500-seat arena, they loudly cheered on a dozen or so black Trump supporters holding up T-shirts emblazoned with the words ‘Trump and Republicans Are Not Racist.’ And when Trump finally took the stage a little after 7:00 p.m., he too acknowledged the tiny group of black supporters, looking over at them and briefly applauding.,” Mathias wrote. “The arena broke into another raucous cheer.”

Meanwhile, O’Brien’s tweet was just another example of the identity politics the left repeatedly plays but is clueless about. The Twitter pile-on was instant and well-deserved.

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