The left’s identity politics went to disgusting lows during CNN’s night one analysis of the Republican National Convention. Both shoddy CNN host Jake Tapper and senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson proved how vile they could be when they accused Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), who’s black, and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who’s an Indian-American woman, of being tokens for a white and racist party.
The racist undertones started immediately after Scott concluded the first night with his inspirational address. With host Wolf Blitzer acknowledging the GOP was being uplifting and trying to expand the base with their selection of speakers, Tapper denounced the showing as being TOO diverse and unrepresentative of the party:
In terms of what the Republicans were accomplishing this evening, what they tried to accomplish, you are right, Wolf, I think they definitely were trying to appeal to the base. Obviously, they were showing a lot of diversity in the people that they had speak this evening.
It’s not representative of the Republican party as a whole, certainly not representative of the Republican Party or the Trump administration here in Washington D.C.
Just six minutes later, Henderson was on and ranting about racism. Covering up the fact that radical, Marxist Black Lives Matter protesters had broken into their private community and threatened to burn down their home and kill their dog, Henderson smeared St.Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey as people who represented “the fear of black and brown people, fear of poor people.”
Henderson then accused Scott and Haley of being racial tokens for the GOP to help white people feel better about voting for the party:
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And that ran throughout this entire convention, this idea that the Democrats, who again are a very diverse party, now they have an African-American and an Indian woman in the number two slot. That is the fear that they are conjuring up.
Tim Scott there, I think he’s, on the one hand, trying to reach out to black voters, but I think he’s also there to give white voters who might be worried about voting for someone like Donald Trump, who has said all sorts of racist comments. It sort of, I think, Tim Scott and Nikki Haley are there to say, “Listen, maybe Donald Trump isn’t as racist as you think he is or as racist as he often sounds because here’s Tim Scott praising him, here’s Nikki Haley praising him, and there are a number of other African-Americans woven thought tonight.”
It was a repulsive display that got repeated later in the hour when host Anderson Cooper teed Henderson up. “How much do you think of some of this tonight was sort of giving permission to more moderate white voters that you know what, it’s okay for you to vote for Donald Trump despite his rhetoric on his, you know, some of his racist rhetoric over the last three years,” he wondered.
Henderson was far more blatant with her accusations of tokenism the second time around: “It’s sort of an indirect appeal to white voters when you kind of put black issues, black people, black Republicans front and center, as we saw happen tonight.”
She also echoed Tapper’s comments from earlier and tied them in with her own:
Nikki Haley obviously a woman of color and Tim Scott and a couple of other African Americans. I mean, on the whole, the Republican Party actually isn’t very diverse. It sort of seemed a little diverse tonight with Tim Scott making that final sort of keynote address and Nikki Haley making a kind of keynote address. But by and large, you know, this is a party that is right now based on sort of white identitarianism…
This ugly racism was only from night one of the Republican National Convention. Imagine how the rest of the week was going to go.
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LifeNews Note: Nicholas Fondacaro writes for Newsbusters, where this originally appeared.