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CNN’s Toobin: Maybe People ‘Think It’s Terrific’ That the President ‘Is Defending Nazis and KKK Members’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” CNN Senior Legal Analyst and New Yorker Staff Writer Jeffrey Toobin floated the possibility that people think it’s a good thing that the president is defending Nazis and the KKK.

Toobin said, “I mean, you know, we’re the same people who sat around talking about how Donald Trump was going to lose the election, and I certainly include myself in that group. And, you know, this is — this Donald Trump is not that different from the one who ran in the — who ran for president. … I mean, this is the same Donald Trump that we’ve seen. And I think what we’re learning is we’re learning a lot about our fellow Americans. I mean, I’m sitting here on W 58th St. I mean, I don’t know — you know, I think I’ve proved that I don’t know what people in the whole country are thinking. And maybe they think this is great. Maybe they think that it’s terrific that the president of the United States is defending Nazis and KKK members. You know, I think we’ve just got to acknowledge that’s a possibility.”

The show’s anchor, Wolf Blitzer, pushed back by saying, “I have a lot more confidence in our fellow Americans. There’s a tiny, tiny group of individuals like that, but almost all Americans don’t believe in the KKK or neo-Nazis.”

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