After Trump demanded Congresswoman Ilhan Omar resign after she was accused of engaging in antisemitic tropes, people everywhere pointed out the hypocrisy. These people included CNN host Erin Burnett, who played clip after clip of Trump making racist and generally bigoted comments for the Republican CNN contributor Scott Jennings, who is known for defending the President no matter what he does.
However, after so many, many examples of Trump’s own bigotry for which he has definitely not resigned, even Jennings couldn’t entirely deny that the President doesn’t have a single leg to stand on, saying that he “doesn’t have a perfect track record on these issues.”
Trump supporter forced to admit president’s racism after CNN rolls supercut of the president’s bigotryhttps://t.co/GpedyzvVjH— Raw Story (@RawStory) February 13, 2019
This small admission was all that Burnett and Democratic commentator Keith Boykin got, however. Jennings still refused to admit that if Omar should have to resign, then Trump should have to resign dozens of times. The Trump fan also tried to brush aside the hypocrisy of any Republican suddenly demanding that someone engaging in problematic language immediately resign by claiming that people are talking about it now because it just happened.
Why didn’t Republicans talk about it every time Trump did it? Why is it just “speaking his mind” when Trump does it?
Maybe that’s too much to ask.
Congresswoman Omar has already apologized and has been actively working with Jewish leaders to learn about antisemitism and discuss how to approach the issue of Israel and Palestine without crossing a line. Trump, meanwhile, has been busy *checks notes* lying about the size of his rally crowd in comparison to Beto’s.
Understandably frustrated, Boykin later tweeted the clip of his argument with Jennings along with a statement about party double standards.
“I’m sick and tired of Democrats holding our elected officials accountable while Republicans rarely do the same,” he wrote. “Republicans condemn Ralph Northam or Ilhan Omar, but won’t condemn Trump’s racism or Kevin McCarthy’s anti-Semitism. Spare me with your hypocrisy and double standards.”
Turns out he’s not the only one annoyed about this.
100,000% ... outrage is the moral imperative to such blatant hypocricy, lies and racism. If this were the reaction every single time by panelists, these GOP sychophants would be far less eager to appear on CNN.— Hilory (@hilory) February 12, 2019
I agree with this wholeheartedly ... but I'm still glad Democrats condemn what needs condemning. I don't think Rep Omar is antisemitic but her words were definitely ill chosen, and as a Jew I appreciated her apology.— CC (@ganghan9) February 12, 2019
Jeff Sessions was so racist Coretta Scott King wrote a letter against his nomination for the court in Alabama and has said all kinds of racist things over the years yet Republicans had 0 problems confirming him to be AG— Steven (@StevenBiko) February 13, 2019
These Republicans are the ones that STARTED out with their issues against EVERYONE IN America! They need to STOP BLAMING Democrats for their own issues. Take the blame Republicans! 😡— Fiesty (@candy76_lor) February 12, 2019
Republicans have no right to criticize anyone for racism, xenophobia, homophobia, anti-Semitism, etc. when they have made “other-izing” anyone who isn’t a white male a trademark of the Republican Party.— Lulie (@Lulie309) February 12, 2019
They also need to apologize to Omar for the anti-Muslim attacks she has been receiving from Republican in Congress, Fox News and the right-wing folks. We should have the same standards on both sides.— Tiffany Prince (@TiffanyRayshun8) February 12, 2019
Exactly! And what did Obama get by trying to be everybody’s President? Those who never could stand the colour of his face weren’t about to come around just because he was polite.— Ayesha Ijaz Khan (@ayeshaijazkhan) February 12, 2019
😂😂😂@ScottJenningsKY blinking like he's sending Morse code.— Barbara Anders (@banders03) February 12, 2019
The truth hurts, but not when you believe in the lie. Republicans live the lie of hypocrisy.— James S (@JAlford1493) February 12, 2019
Finally somebody said it. Dems will get rid of everybody in the party while RepubliKKKans don’t do a damn thing— PhenomenalWoman (@1nePhenomenalMe) February 12, 2019
Republicans will condemn any Democrat that can let them pick up a seat. They have no morals but care a whole lot about getting more power and more money. Never expect any Republican to even think about morals.— Bruce Bluestein (@editcrazi) February 12, 2019
Cannot stand Scott's selective phony outrage. Hes such a freaking hypocrite. Why does CNN still do this, it's just wrong.— Kelly🇨🇦 (@momma72of2) February 12, 2019
It's like wasting breath when talking to Republicans about double standards. They are so ridiculously one sided it's PATHETIC!!!— JAMES (@JAMEZSTAR) February 12, 2019
Republicans view racism as a feature, not a bug.— Mrs. Ignatz Ratzkywatzky (@hoclair) February 12, 2019
And he’s still in congress...smh— Lilli Moore (@2diamond_lil) February 12, 2019