Every Sunday, we hear politicians and lawmakers tell big ass whoppers on the morning talk shows. It’s a given that we’ll be inundated with clips and soundbites of some partisan flinging bullshit with no regard to how silly or dumb it looks. It’s expected and part of the game, and we just accept it.
Having said that, the Sunday shows can still provide moments when even the most hardened watcher will sit up and go ‘WUT?!?!’ We experienced one such moment on this week’s broadcast of CNN’s State of the Union, when Oklahoma Governor and loyal Trumpkin Mary Fallin tried to pass the presumptive Republican nominee off as a “racial healer.”
Yep, you read that right. Donald J. Trump, America’s Great Uniter. The man who called Mexicans rapists and drug dealers, who wants Muslims banned from this country, who said a judge couldn’t be fair to him because of his Mexican heritage, who plays footsie with white supremacists and anti-Semites, who can’t stop calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas,’ who thinks Ferguson is one of the most dangerous cities in the world and is a straight-up birther is apparently “trying to campaign as a racial healer” per Fallin.
Speaking to host Jake Tapper, Fallin was asked whether or not she believed Trump was campaigning to repair racial divides. After playing a Facebook video Trump made in the aftermath of the Dallas shooting, Tapper brought up the former reality TV star’s racist and bigoted comments made towards various racial and ethnic groups. He wanted to know if Fallin believed he was looking to heal.
After Fallin initially obfuscated, delivering some pap about unity or something, Tapper pressed her once more to directly answer his question, leading her to argue that, yes, Donald Trump was a racial healer. Credit to Tapper for not busting out with a huge belly laugh right then and there.
As for Fallin, it sure looks like someone is trying to get into that VP conversation, huh?
Below is video of the segment, courtesy of CNN:
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