CNN’s Kirsten Powers declared on Friday that all white females who support and voted for President Donald Trump are “racist.”
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During a segment on “CNN Tonight,” host Don Lemon and the panel were lamenting how they couldn’t fathom a vast majority of white women voting for Trump and Republicans.
Powers — who CNN labels a “Republican,” but she’s not — didn’t mention the fact that white women tend to support conservative ideas and policies.
Instead, she claimed that she wanted to establish that white women are racist for supporting Trump and Republicans.
“They’ll say, ‘Well, I’m not racist. I just voted for him because, you know, I didn’t like Hillary Clinton. And I just want to say that that’s not–that doesn’t make you not racist. It actually makes you racist. If you support somebody who does racist things, that makes you racist. So, I want to establish that,” Powers said, mocking white females.
“As for why white women do it, I think we have to recognize that white men are doing it as well, but I think sometimes we would hope that we would get better behavior from white women, because white women are themselves oppressed and that they would, therefore, be able to be aligned themselves with other oppressed people,” she added.
Powers went on to bizarrely argue that the “system” was created by “white men” and that white women support it because it’s beneficial to them.
“But, I think we have to remember that the white patriarchal system actually benefits white women in a lot of the ways, and they’re attached to white men, who are benefiting from the system that was created by them, for them and their fathers and their husbands and their brothers are benefiting from the system, and so they are also benefiting,” she concluded.
CNN’s Kirsten Powers on women who voted for Trump: “They’ll say, ‘Well, I’m not racist. I just voted for him because I didn’t like Hillary Clinton.’ And I just want to say that’s not — that doesn’t make you not racist. It actually makes you racist.” pic.twitter.com/P4Hy3KJeHY
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This is hardly the first time Powers has made controversial comments, particularly with accusing white people of being racist for not cowering to liberal mobs.
Earlier this month, Powers stated on “CNN Tonight” with Lemon that “white men are very violent and a problem.”
“So what we see here is we ignore — and we have statistics here showing that white men are very violent and a problem, and nothing’s being done about it,” she claimed.
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“I mean, we have a county where we — every other day it seems like a white woman calls the police on a black man for barbecuing or gardening or delivering the mail, and yet we sit quietly while all these white men are out, you know, terrorizing people essentially. I mean, every time there’s one of these shootings, and it’s a white man,” she added.
Prior to that, Powers handed out lectures via Twitter on the virtues of appropriate Halloween costumes.
“Dear white people who are upset that you can’t dress up as another race or culture for Halloween: your feelings don’t matter. The only feelings that matter are of those who feel disrespected/mocked by you appropriating their culture for entertainment. Show some common decency,” she wrote.
Dear white people who are upset that you can’t dress up as another race or culture for Halloween: your feelings don’t matter. The only feelings that matter are of those who feel disrespected/mocked by you appropriating their culture for entertainment.
Show some common decency.
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) October 23, 2018
Of course, Powers doesn’t seem to care about “decency” when it comes to her calling white women racist for supporting Trump and Republicans.
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