Donald Trump has reached out to black voters by pointing out how the Democratic Party has failed them. In CNN’s rush to discredit Trump’s sincerity, CNN just made an incredibly racist statement about black people.
According to the headline below, CNN thinks only black people are felons:
Trump wants GOP to court black voters — then slams voting rights for felons
Donald Trump acknowledged Saturday that the Republican Party “must do better” in appealing to African-Americans.
But in the same speech here, he again slammed an order by the state’s Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, to restore voting rights to some convicted felons who have completed their sentences, a move McAuliffe says could help African-Americans who were disproportionally affected by laws that put lifetime bans on felons…
Yet on Saturday, Trump — who has publicly raised the specter of a “rigged” election in recent weeks as polls have shown him trailing Clinton — ripped McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton friend and ally, for his decision earlier this year to restore voting rights to thousands of convicted felons.
McAuliffe’s order — which he said in May was intended to lift “a policy of disenfranchisement that has been used intentionally to suppress the voices of qualified voters, particularly African-Americans, for more than a century” — was struck down by the state Supreme Court last month. But The Washington Post reported Saturday that he will announce next week the restoration of voting rights to 13,000 felons via executive order, and lay out his plan to ultimately restore the rights of more than 200,000 felons.
It sure sounds like CNN is suggesting only black people are felons.
Isn’t that racist?
— Roark (@Roark__) August 21, 2016