An amazing thing happened recently on CNN. While the panel was talking about the blackface scandal in Virginia, a Democrat congresswoman tried to blame the whole thing on Trump, and Nina Turner – who is not a conservative – came to Trump’s defense.
She shredded the congresswoman for trying to blame it on Trump. Incredible.
Real Clear Politics has a partial transcript:
CNN’s Nina Turner To Democratic Congresswoman: Stop Blaming Trump For All Racism
During a debate over the blackface controversies roiling Virginia politics on CNN Sunday morning, commentator Nina Turner pushed back on Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-CA) when she blamed President Trump for the country’s race issues.
“We can’t forget about the person who is dividing us,” Barragan said of Trump. “And who himself is injecting this into the country.”
“This is not about President Donald Trump!” Turner said. “This is about racism in the United States of America. Congresswoman I hear you, but on this, we’re not blaming President Trump.”
“He has divided this country,” Barragan replied.
“No,” said Turner. “I am not going to continue to let politicians use this man as the excuse to deal with racism in this country. It’s been going on for far too long in the United States of America.”
Watch the whole video or just skip to the 6:25 mark:
Northam has managed to stay in office so far, despite widespread calls for his resignation.
The Hill reports:
Dem governors stand by calls for Northam to quit
The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) is maintaining that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) should resign his post, three weeks after he apologized for a racist photograph that appeared on his page in his medical school yearbook.
We “stand by that” call, the head of the association said over the weekend.
In a press conference Saturday, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D), who leads the DGA, acknowledged what she called a “fluid” situation in Virginia, where Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring (D) have both acknowledged appearing in blackface and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) faces two allegations of sexual assault.
The DGA called on Northam to resign before the allegations against Fairfax and Herring came to light. If all three men were to resign, the governorship would fall to Assembly Speaker Kirk Cox, a Republican.
“It’s a very, very disappointing and challenging set of circumstances in Virginia,” Raimondo said. “We felt that in light of these circumstances, it was appropriate, and stand by that.”
One thing seems pretty obvious. Northam would have been gone long ago if he was a Republican.