A former aide to Barack Obama suggested Tuesday that President Trump’s recent description of his predecessor as “Cheatin’ Obama” might be racist.
Appearing on CNN, of course, former White House communications director Jen Psaki claimed that the President’s comments in a tweet “might have racial undertones”.
Host Jake Tapper said to Psaki “The president brought up former President Obama, your former boss… He blamed him for basically creating no border. That followed a tweet in which he called — with zero context, I didn’t know what he was talking about — he was talking about his poll numbers with Rasmussen, ‘higher than Cheatin’ Obama.’”
Thank you to Rasmussen for the honest polling. Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin’ Obama at the same time in his Administration.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018
“I don’t know what he’s referring to, Tapper stated, prompting Psaki to respond “Given Trump’s history, you can guess that there might be racial undertones there.”
“He was the founder of the ‘birther’ movement. Perhaps I’m going to a very evil place with that, but history tells us that’s a possibility,” Psaki continued.
“Do you think he’s saying because he’s black, he cheats?” Tapper ludicrously asked.
“I don’t know. If he cheated, if he shouldn’t have been president. Lots of possibilities,” Psaki responded. “Beyond that one outlier poll, it tells you nothing.”
CNN has become a parody of itself with this kind of wacko analysis. However, it is a reflection of social and cultural hysteria in general. Everything is now deemed racist, sexist or some other form of ‘-ist’ if it is said by someone whose opinion is disliked by the old media.
The Rasmussen poll referred to by Trump now has the President at a 51 percent approval rating, which is considerably higher than most other polls conducted by media outlets.
At the same point in his Presidency, Obama had a 47.5 approval, according to a RealClearPolitics poll from the 2010.
Psaki attempted to dismiss the poll as inaccurate.
“What you’re looking at is rolling averages. His rolling average was 38 percent. 11 points below any other president since 1945,” Psaki said.
“Next was President Clinton. It is sad that he’s grabbing that poll. What it means, I don’t really know. That’s my best guess,” she added.