CNN’s Zakaria: Older racist whites staged ‘class rebellion’ against elites to give Trump White House victory

On Monday, CNN propagandist Fareed Zakaria appeared on “New Day” to offer what passes at the network for “analysis” of the 2016 election.  According to Zakaria, racist older white people ganged up and staged a “class rebellion” to elect Donald Trump because of Obama’s race.

According to the Daily Caller:

Zakaria said that Trump seized upon an “anger against politicians” and “the toxic energy on the far right” on his way to the White House. He added that Trump was exploiting racism left over from the election of former President Barack Obama in order to stir up rage amongst the Republican base.

“He knew that the election of a black president had stirred a kind of ugly racial animus among some people … but he knew a way to get directly to them,” Zakaria said.

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The TV personality referred to Trump as a “great performer” who happened to come along at the right moment.

“Older white non-college educated Americans [staged a] class rebellion against people like us,” Zakaria said. “Educated professionals who live in cities, who have cosmopolitan views about a lot of things.”

Translation: If you voted for Trump, you’re a racist, uneducated hick who should let elites like CNN propagandists tell you what to think.

“A real sense of cultural alienation that the older white, non-college educated Americans have the sense that their country is changing because of immigrants. Because maybe blacks are getting — rising up to a kind of central place in society. Because of, you know, gays being afforded equal rights. Because of, frankly, a lot of working women,” he said, according to a post at Newsbusters.

Alex Xenos added:

He explained that Trump identified the “toxic energy” on the right: “Remember, he runs on the Reform Party — he tries to run on the Reform Party ticket for a while and then he begins to see the toxic energy on the far right. Remember, his first political moves are birtherism.”

Of course, CNN New Day co-host host Alisyn Camerota fully agreed: “Absolutely.”

Zakaria then added that many Americans were mad that the president was black.

He knew that the election of a black president had stirred a kind of ugly racial animus among some people — probably a small subset — but he knew a way to get directly to them. So all of it combined and it was a man who met his moment.

Right. That’s it. It’s not that the policies of the Democratic Party are a disaster. Not that the left has embraced anti-American sentiments. Not that they have embraced illogical and moronic views of “social justice”. It is not even political correctness that drove people to vote for President Trump. Nope. You’re all just a bunch of racist, sexist, homophobic, cis-gendered Nazis!

Here’s video of his comments:

Keep in mind this is the same Fareed Zakaria who called a Trump-assassination version of Julius Caesar a “masterpiece.”

Incidents like this are part of the reason so many view CNN as the least-trusted name in cable news, according to the results of a survey published in January by the Washington Free Beacon.


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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