On Wednesday night, Pro-Trump CNN commentator Steve Cortes went after Jeffrey Toobin after he suggested that President Donald Trump doesn’t care about Puerto Rico since “they’re not white people.”
“Isn’t the story that these people who died – apparently thousands of them in Puerto Rico, 3,000 as you point out – they’re not white people, and they don’t count to Donald Trump as much as the deaths of white people,” said Toobin.
“Our colleague Jeffrey Toobin made a very careless statement, a ridiculous statement frankly when he said they didn’t respond because it wasn’t white people on the island of Puerto Rico,” Cortes fired back.
Then the bombshell.
“I’m glad you mentioned Hurricane Harvey in Texas because Houston, Texas, is perhaps the most diverse metro area in America,” he said. “Houston, in fact, the metro area, has more people of color than the entire island of Puerto Rico.”
“And yet the disaster response in Houston, Texas, has been uniformly praised from the federal government and the state government.”
“It’s clearly not a case of the president ignoring people of color, ignoring black and brown people in need.”
“The difference is Texas is a prosperous place with largely good government and is not an island,” Cortes continued. “All three are the opposite in Puerto Rico, which made the situation there much, much more dire.”
“But to affix this to racism as the left so often does, it reaches its conclusion first that the president is a racist and then it tries to come up with the reasons why is really an insult. It’s an insult to first responders, it’s an insult to the president,” he concluded.
Watch the full exchange in the video below.
In related news, Hillary Clinton was also caught spreading lies this week.
Clinton blasted Kavanaugh for what he said about “abortion-inducing drugs” during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.
Here is the tweet storm that followed:
Here is the problem with Hillary’s statement, multiple fact-checkers have proven that Kavanaugh’s “abortion-inducing drugs” statement is being taken out of context. Kavanaugh was referencing Catholic charities involved in a lawsuit with Obamacare and their views that some kinds of birth control were “abortion-inducing drugs.”
Long story short, he was referencing someone else’s opinion and not his own.