CNN host Carol Costello, who once told her audience to “enjoy” audio of a woman (Bristol Palin) reporting a physical assault to police, accused GOP frontrunner Donald Trump of using “hate speech.”
In a Tuesday segment with Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palormarez and Jeb Bush supporter Justin Sayfie, Costello mentioned that pro-amnesty activists were carrying signs outside a Trump rally in Dallas this week that said he “is a racist, He’s like Hitler, they had a Trump piñata.”
She asked Palormarez, who has said that he found Trump to be much different than he expected in person, if Trump is “splitting the country.”
After Palomarez cited what he said was Trump’s “rhetoric of hatred and divisiveness,” Costello asked Sayfie, “will Governor Bush come out and say, you know what, stop it with the hate speech, Mr. Trump?”
Costello was likely referring to Trump’s remarks about illegal immigrants during his announcement speech. In comments that were not factually inaccurate, Trump said that illegal immigrants from Mexico are “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.” In remarks that the mainstream press conveniently ignored, Trump continued and said, “It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.”
Jamiel Shaw Sr., an African-American man whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant, recently said Trump did not go far enough in his announcement speech. Shaw said that though Trump mentioned that some illegal immigrants were rapists, he should have also mentioned that illegal immigrants have also been “murderers.”
Progressives and mainstream media reporters are not the only ones who are demeaning Trump and his supporters. This week, Glenn Beck, just like he did in 2012 in referring to Newt Gingrich’s supporters, employed the left’s favorite tactic–playing the race card–to say that Trump’s supporters were racists.