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Published On: Mon, Jul 10th, 2017

CNN’s Jeff Zeleny, Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Vox find racism, ‘alt-right manifesto’ in Trump’s Warsaw speech

CNN took aim at President Trump and his supporters again as CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny attacked the speech as a “throwback speech” as a “White America, America First kind of speech” finding racism in the remarks. Other left-wing journalists found racism in Trump’s words, calling it an “alt-right manifesto” full of “white nationalist dog whistles.”

Speaking during a panel discussion Sunday morning, Zeleny said it was one of his best speeches in terms of staying on a focused theme.

“This is not a speech he could have given really any place else. This is a white America, America first kind of speech,” Zeleny said. “It wasn’t a modern-day speech, if you will. It was sort of a throwback speech.”

He said it was one telling people to “be afraid” of what is happening in the world.

“It was praised in a lot of corners, but he probably couldn’t have given that speech here in America,” he added.

Read the full transcript of the Trump speech HERE

Vox article said the speech sounded like an “alt-right manifesto,” and the Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart claimed it was full of “white-nationalist dog whistles.”

“‘We write symphonies.’ What on Earth does that have to do with anything?… In that one line, taken in context with everything else Trump said, what I heard was the loudest of dog whistles,” Capehart wrote. “A familiar boast that swells the chests of white nationalists everywhere. ”

Vox: “Trump issued a battle cry — for “family, for freedom, for country, and for God” — in a speech that often resorted to rhetorical conceits typically used by the European and American alt-right. It sounded, at times, not just like the populists of the present but the populists of the past.”

They attacked the Polish government, making the press out to be victims: “Nor did he note that Europeans widely see the Polish ruling party of today, which has tried to clamp down on the media and judiciary, as itself a threat to Western values.”

 

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