Fox News poll on Trump’s racist tweets

Here’s an except from the Reliable Sources newsletter by CNN’s Brian Stelter last night and the email I sent him:

From the newsletter:

New polling about Trump’s racist tweets

Some newsworthy results from this new Fox News poll:

 — 63% of Americans say Trump’s racist tweets “crossed the line.”
 — 56% say saying “go back” is a racist thing to say to people of color.
— Only 34% say Trump respects racial minorities.

What I wrote to him:

  • To:brian.stelter@turner.comJul 26 at 12:50 PM
  • I appreciate your excellent newsletter and know it is difficult to work in an environment where the president of the country lies all the time.
    In your coverage of the Fox News poll on Trump’s racist tweets, I think you should have noted that the numbers you cited represent the majority but the views of Republicans were very different.
    The poll showed (per the article you linked to):
  • 53% of Republicans think the tweets were an acceptable political attack
  • 33% of Republicans think the tweets crossed the line
  • 21% of Republicans think the language is racist while 45% do not and 30% say it depends.
  • 68% (which is lower since apparently more Republicans see that Trump is bigoted) think Trump respects minorities
    To me, most Republicans fall in to one of two categories. 
  • They are
  • 1) racists or
  • 2) willing to tolerate racism
    Other polls have shown that Trump’s support among Republicans is around 90% and very few Republican elected officials pushed back against Trump’s racist remarks.


The majority of Republicans approve of Trump’s racist tweets

82 percent of Republicans agree with Trump’s racist tweets. Once again:

All Trump supporters are:

  1. racists or
  2. willing to tolerate racism

This problem won’t go away once Trump is gone. The Republican Party is now the party of racism. Very few Republican legislators criticized Trump’s tweets.

From the CBS poll: ” Most of those in agreement with the president are from his party, with 82% of Republicans agreeing, including 47% who strongly agree with the statements.”

But don’t forget this:

Trump doubles down on his racist tweets and the crowd in North Carolina

He disavowed the “Send her back” chant and then he doubled down by praising the crowd – this is just like Charlottesville.

It is pathetic how few Republicans pushed back against Trump’s racist comments. They know he will attack him and they will probably not get re-elected. They saw what happened to Flake and Corker.

Trump retweets a bigot

Trump’s urges a boycott of AT&T

I thought Republicans were big on free enterprise. They have been quiet as Trump suggests a boycott of AT&T because he doesn’t like the coverage he gets on their subsidiary CNN. This is how dictators act.