Jeff Toobin is an idiot. The CNN legal analyst recently suggested that Trump’s criticism of the far left group Antifa is based on racism, despite the fact that Antifa is overwhelmingly white.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
CNN Analyst: Criticism of Antifa Is ‘Donald Trump’s Appeal to Racism’
CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin accused President Donald Trump of racism in his comments to donors warning them of the far-left militants of Antifa.
Trump had spoken with evangelical leaders on Monday night and said Republicans’ opponents are “violent,” naming Antifa as one of the groups engaging in political violence. He warned Republican losses could lead to violence from groups like Antifa, whose members have participated in riots in the past, but Toobin said the comment was coded racism.
“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 said. “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.”
Antifa has claimed the mantel of resisting white supremacy and members wear black clothes and masks, but it is questionable whether it is “widely perceived as an African-American organization.” It’s a loose coalition of left-wing protesters without public membership, and media reports and images tend to show its members are primarily young and white.
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What a dope. These people don’t even know what they’re talking about.