CNN, MSNBC said 'racist' more than 4,100 times from July 14-21

CNN, MSNBC said 'racist' more than 4,100 times from July 14-21
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CNN and MSNBC said the word "racist" more than 4,100 times from July 14-21, according to a tally by Grabien Media, an online media production and news prep service.

The tally is based on transcripts from CNN and MSNBC programs, according to Grabien.

The word was repeatedly mentioned because of the furor surrounding President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE's July 14 tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen to go back to other countries.

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The controversy surrounding the tweet, criticized as racist by Democratic lawmakers and some Republicans, was the dominant news story last week. It led to a House vote on a resolution condemning Trump's "racist" comments, and a vote on impeachment last Wednesday.

The four congresswomen targeted by the tweets are all U.S. citizens and members of minority groups: Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle MORE (Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sanders faces lingering questions about appeal to women voters Moore defends Sanders's reputation: 'We don't want the fake, and the phony and the fraudulent' MORE (N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Democrats press Trump administration to stop DNA collection from detained migrants Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive MORE (Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyThe Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power Pressley says she 'would welcome the opportunity' to educate DeVos after abortion, slavery comparison Massachusetts governor apologizes after calling Pressley speech a 'rant' MORE (Mass). They have adopted the nickname "the squad."

Heading into the vote on the resolution condemning his comments, Trump declared he didn't "have a Racist bone" in his body.

The narrative has continued into this week, with Trump tweeting that the four are "so bad for our country" due to their positions against Immigration Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security.

"The 'Squad' is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart," Trump wrote. "They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!"

 

The four congresswomen have responded to Trump since the controversy began on July 14, including Omar, who declared she will be Trump's "worst nightmare" while calling him a "fascist."