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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 TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation 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 OmarBiden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden eyes new leadership at troubled public lands agency | House progressives tout their growing numbers in the chamber at climate rally | Trump administration pushes for rollback of Arctic offshore drilling regulations MORE (Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTrump tweets Thanksgiving criticism of NFL QBs for kneeling Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation MORE (N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far Democrats brush off calls for Biden to play hardball on Cabinet picks GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' MORE (Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyGOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' Pelosi faces caucus divisions in Biden era Record number of Black women elected to Congress in 2020 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."