VIA| Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain disdainfully scolded activists for “inaccurate and unfair” attacks on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
On Friday night’s edition of The Kelly File on Fox News Channel, Cain said two activists who claim Trump is racist were “part of the political noise machine” and needed to look up the definition of racism
Cain was joined on the show by Ja’mal Green, a leader in the protests that led to violence and the cancellation of a Trump rally in Chicago, and Trahern Crews, a Black Lives Matter organizer in St. Paul.
“They pick on the sound bites that some people are trying to project as the perception of Donald Trump, and it’s totally inaccurate and unfair,” Cain said.
“Donald Trump does not satisfy the definition of a racist or any of these other things that they’re putting out there. They are in denial that Donald Trump is someone who will be forceful in doing the things that are right for all Americans,” Cain said.
“The problem I have is misrepresenting what the man said for their objective, and their objective is destruction and intimidation. That’s their only cause,” Cain said.
“If you misrepresent the record, it undermines your whole argument,” Kelly told Crews, who was insisting that Trump used the expression “Make America White Again.”
“Donald Trump has never said that,” Kelly said. “That would have been big news.”
Cain has spoken out before in favor of Trump in the context of the billionaire’s battle with the GOP establishment.
“The party is expanding,” Cain said. “They ought to be celebrating what Donald Trump is doing for the Republican Party at this particular point, but instead they’re pushing back.”
Labeling Trump a racist is not reality as much as politics, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said Friday.
“It is becoming clear that many, perhaps most, in the media believe that journalists are not acting responsibly unless they are condemning Trump, labeling the man a bigot or worse,” he said. “No question the racist tag will be front and center in the upcoming presidential campaign should Donald Trump get the Republican nomination. That will be the centerpiece of attacks against him.”
“Trump himself doesn’t seem fazed or do his supporters. But in order to become president Donald Trump will need about 65 million of Americans to vote for him. And his opposition believes the racist tag will drive minority and on-the-fence voters away,” O’Reilly said. “The question then becomes how do responsible and fair-minded press people cover the Trump campaign when the race card is being used as an ax.”