As most everyone knows by now, on Friday night, President Donald Trump sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy when he, as he often does at rallies, went off-the-cuff and said he would love to see an NFL owner say “get that son of a bitch off the field” in response to national anthem disrespect.
Before Trump doubled down Saturday afternoon, CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill said that this comment by the president “may be one of the most vile and disgusting things […] Trump has ever said.”
The Temple University professor made the comments last night as part of a panel hosted by CNN anchor Don Lemon.
“This may be one of the most vile and disgusting things that president Trump has ever said in a very long and impressive list of vile and disgusting things,” Hill said. “To call people exercising their First Amendment rights to protest injustice ‘sons of bitches,’ when you don’t have that kind of language, he didn’t have that kind of language for Al Qaeda when they were cutting Americans’ heads off.”
Hill then questioned why Trump was so strongly condemning those kneeling for the ant m, but referring to “people who were white supremacists, anti-Semite walking through Charlottesville […] ‘very fine people.'”
“He didn’t have that kind of language for people who were white supremacists, anti-Semite walking through Charlottesville, in fact he called them ‘very fine people,’ so an anti-Semite is a very fine person, and somebody who is protesting injustice and violence against vulnerable people is somehow an SOB?” Hill added.
Hill claimed the “terrible” and “disgusting language” used by the president reflects a “deep white supremacist impulse.”