ABC Gushes for 2020 Dems Calling Trump a ‘White Supremacist’ in Iowa

The liberal media were continuing to stir the pot of hate against President Trump on Thursday with ABC’s World News Tonight, which featured ongressional correspondent Mary Bruce gushing about Democratic presidential candidates on the campaign trail in Iowa calling President Trump a “white supremacist.”

Fill-in anchor Tom Llamas boasted about Bruce’s work at the Iowa State Fair as he introduced the segment. “Front-runner Joe Biden showing up on the fair’s opening day, asked flat-out, is the President a white supremacist? How he answered, and what some of the other candidates are saying tonight,” he hyped.

The early front-runner greeting his supporters, eating ice cream, and using his harshest language yet to take on the President, as some of his rivals have flat-out labeling him a white supremacist,” Bruce reported as she played a soundbite of herself asking Biden about Trump’s alleged racism:

BRUCE: Do you believe the President is a white supremacist?

BIDEN: I believe everything the President has said and has done encourages white supremacists. And I’m not sure there’s much of a distinction. As a matter of fact, it may be even worse.

Of course, ABC and Bruce ignored Biden’s recent snafu where he suggested: “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

 

 

She followed that up with a soundbite of former Texas Congressman, failed Senate candidate, and 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke agreeing with MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff’s premise that Trump was a racist.

Then came Bruce touting how Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) “doubled down” on calling Trump a “white supremacist” while in Iowa. “He can’t have it both ways. He can’t keep trying to stir this up, give aid and comfort, be embraced by the white supremacists and then say ‘Oh, but not me.’ No, he’s responsible,” Warren declared in the clip ABC shared.

Bruce was also dismissive of President Trump’s defense of himself:

BRUCE: After the hate-filled massacre in El Paso, Trump has insisted his rhetoric is not to blame.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: No, I don’t think my rhetoric has at all. I think my rhetoric is very — it brings people together.

BRUCE: And he’s trying to turn the tables, insisting Democrats are the ones who are racist, tweeting, “The Democrats new weapon is actually their old weapon, one which they never cease to use when they are down or run out of facts, racism. They are truly disgusting.”

Biden told me point-blank that whether the President is or is not a white supremacist, he believes that everything Trump does speaks to them, and Biden saying the President is too afraid to take them on now,” she concluded.

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

ABC’s World News Tonight
August 8, 2019
6:40:18 p.m. Eastern

TOM LLAMAS: Next tonight, the race for 2020 running through Iowa tonight. Democratic candidates are flocking to Iowa and the state fair, with just six months until the first in the nation caucuses. Front-runner Joe Biden showing up on the fair’s opening day, asked flat-out, is the President a white supremacist? How he answered, and what some of the other candidates are saying tonight. ABC’s Mary Bruce is at the fair.

[Cuts to video]

MARY BRUCE: Joe Biden today smiling and taking selfies at the Iowa state fair.

[Crowd chanting “Joe!”]

BRUCE: The early front-runner greeting his supporters, eating ice cream, and using his harshest language yet to take on the President, as some of his rivals have flat-out labeling him a white supremacist.

Do you believe the President is a white supremacist?

JOE BIDEN: I believe everything the President has said and has done encourages white supremacists. And I’m not sure there’s much of a distinction. As a matter of fact, it may be even worse.

BRUCE: Several of Biden’s opponents have gone even further.

JACOB SOBOROFF: Is the president a white supremacist?

BETO O’ROURKE: He is. He’s also made that very clear.

BRUCE: In an interview with The New York Times, Elizabeth Warren reportedly responding “Yes” when asked if she thinks President Trump is a white supremacist. Today in Iowa, Warren doubled down.

SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: He can’t have it both ways. He can’t keep trying to stir this up, give aid and comfort, be embraced by the white supremacists and then say “Oh, but not me.” No, he’s responsible.

BRUCE: After the hate-filled massacre in El Paso, Trump has insisted his rhetoric is not to blame.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: No, I don’t think my rhetoric has at all. I think my rhetoric is very — it brings people together.

BRUCE: And he’s trying to turn the tables, insisting Democrats are the ones who are racist, tweeting, “The Democrats new weapon is actually their old weapon, one which they never cease to use when they are down or run out of facts, racism. They are truly disgusting.”

[Cuts back to live]

LLAMAS: And Mary Bruce joins us now from inside the Iowa state fair. Mary, Vice President Biden not mincing words with you today, making it very clear he thinks the President is encouraging white supremacists.

BRUCE: Well, Tom, Biden told me point-blank that whether the President is or is not a white supremacist, he believes that everything Trump does speaks to them, and Biden saying the President is too afraid to take them on now. Tom?

LLAMAS: Mary Bruce on the campaign trail for us tonight. Mary, thank you.

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