CNN's Jake Tapper: Trump's "shithole" comments thrilled white supremacists and neo-Nazis

CNN's Jake Tapper: Trump's "shithole" comments thrilled white supremacists and neo-Nazis

Tapper: Trump's "favorite network," Fox News, offered "a vociferous defense" of his racist comments

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From the January 12 edition of CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper:

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JAKE TAPPER (HOST): Well, you know who loved the news? Racists. Racists such as David Duke, tweeting "Trump spoke blunt, hard truth," and racists such as Richard Spencer, saying of Haiti, quote, "The problem is that it's filled with shithole people. If the French dominated, they could make it great again. #MakeHaitiGreatAgain"

The neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website said, quote, "This is encouraging and refreshing as it indicates Trump is more or less on the same page as us with regards to race and immigration. The real issue is all of these shitty brown people who come to the country exclusively to parasite off of us," unquote -- and disgusting.

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Now, the president's favorite network has been offering a vociferous defense of the president's crass remarks.

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"This is how the forgotten men and women of America talk at the bar." Well, there is a word for people who go to bars, and denigrate black people, but the word is not "forgotten."

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