CNN's Lewis told a Trump surrogate that it's "disgraceful" how Trump hopes to ride into the White House on the support of racists and anti-Semites.
July 4, 2016

CNN's political analyst Errol Louis didn't mince words when he slammed Donald Trump's anti-Semitic tweet that has caused a stir in the political landscape and for courting white supremacists and the right wing fringe of the Republican party in general.

Louis also took aim at Trump surrogates, like Scottie Nell Hughes, who changed topics on the CNN program and attacked Hillary Clinton instead of answering the question about Trump's use of the graphic.

Banfield asked, "Why it is important for Mr. Trump to explain why he tweeted or retweeted this image?"

Errol Louis replied, "It wasn't a retweet, he tweeted it. it was under his account and it's important because the imagery is unquestionably anti-Semitic, and I understand why Trump's people are embarrassed and might want to change the subject, but this is not a subject that you do that with."

"This is something that is of great importance to a great many people, including people who are not Jewish and for Donald Trump to act as if this is just some concoction,'Oh, he has no idea' and he won't explain and he won't apologize, and given the string of other incidents that you talked about. The foolishness that he had back in February, when he said he had a busted ear piece and he couldn't hear when he was being asked about David Duke, the head of the Klu Klux Klan, that has endorsed him. It's a very troubling development."

Here's where he lowered the boom on Trump's entire campaign strategy.

Louis continued, "I think everybody, everybody who's not a complete partisan understands exactly what his campaign is doing. They understand that it is deliberate. They understand that they're playing footsie with some very dangerous radical, disgusting elements of this country and that they hope to ride in the White House based on that support, and it's disgraceful.

Scottie used the standard Trump defense that if you didn't see Donald actually take the graphic off the racist website then you can't say for sure how he acquired the image, but after Trump's behavior this whole election cycle, that that defense is as laughable as it is disgusting.

Louis came back and said the burden is on the Trump campaign and its supporters to explain "how this image, which was created by a racist and posted on a Neo-Nazi website " which ended up in the candidates mouth and not the media to figure out his motives.

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