S.E. Cupp appeared on CNN shortly after Hillary Clinton's speech utterly ripping Donald Trump and the alt-right to shreds. Suffice it to say, she and others were very unhappy about the fact that Clinton rightly used Trump's own words and deeds to make her case.
When asked why Trump's new pander to African-Americans is not a fair attack, Cupp agreed that it was totally fair to do, and had he started there, maybe they'd have a case to make.
Instead, she pointed out the cost of his own actions. "Had he, you know, not failed to disavow David Duke three times, all of the other things he had, it might be working," she agreed. "It is a good point to bring up some of the Democratic failures in cities around the country and Black communities."
"But Donald Trump decided instead along the way, someone said you need white nationalists to win. I'm not sure if he knows there are not enough of them to win, but he has over, over, and over again at every opportunity decided to court that voter, the breitbart voter," Cupp fumed.
She wrapped up by saying, "By bringing Breitbart on to his official campaign instead of winning new voters. I think he gave up on winning those voters and he is speaking now to conservative women like me who are appalled by the things he has said in hopes to turn some Republicans back."
Let's not pretend like the racism is new with Donald Trump. It's not. We recently called out the media on their penchant for calling it "Trumpism," as if it hasn't been a feature of the Republican Party for years.
The beltway news media is terrified that the Republican Party will be forever tarnished by this Trump candidacy. Why? Because Trump-as-Republican busts open their "both sides" myth, that "both sides" of the political spectrum are equally bad, equally wrong and right, equally to be blamed for the "mess" in Washington.
I appreciate people like Cupp who at least admit he's courting white nationalists, but let's not pretend it's unique to Trump. It isn't.