CNN anchor Jim Acosta had some choice words about former President Donald Trump’s rally in Iowa today which will be attended by high-profile Republican politicians including the state’s Governor Kim Reynolds, its senior United States Senator Chuck Grassley, and two House Representatives, Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks.
Acosta was particularly – and understandably – incensed over racist remarks that Trump made on Fox News last week about Haitian immigrants:
You know, there’s one other thing that nobody talks about. So we have hundreds of thousands of people flowing in from Haiti. Haiti has a tremendous AIDS problem. AIDS is a step beyond, AIDS is a real bad problem. So hundreds of thousands of people are coming into our country, and if you look at the stats, if you look at the numbers, if you just take a look at what’s happening in Haiti, a tremendous problem with AIDS, many of those people will probably have AIDS, and they’re coming into our country. And we don’t do anything about it, we let everybody come in! Sean, it’s like a death wish.
Borrowing from Obi-Wan Kenobi’s description of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Acosta blasted Trump and his enablers in a powerful on-air monologue on Saturday afternoon.
“It’s twisted and evil,” Acosta said. “I’m sorry, you listen to what you just said about the Haitian migrants and say that’s not evil. Trump is scheduled to hold yet another rally with top GOP lawmakers in Iowa this evening and these politicians have to ask themselves, ‘Why are you sharing the stage with that man after what he just said about Haitian migrants? And what he did to this country on January 6th?’ When you do stand next to him, ask yourself, ‘Can you feel the darkness that fills his soul filling yours, too? It feels cold, doesn’t it?'”
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