Liberal journalists routinely make the mistake of pretending only black people are insulted by Trump, when the rainbow of Trump's insults is very diverse. We've shown that when he called Don Lemon dumb, there were at least 36 Caucasians who were also insulted like that, according to The New York Times.
On Friday's edition of The Situation Room, CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin took off in his critique of Trump's "constant attacks on black people" after the president insulted a series of black female reporters this week. Right after....CNN's Dana Bash recalled it happening to her. "What the president does, and I've been on the receiving end of it, too. I've been called rude, you know, a year-and-a-half ago, the last time we talked, just because I asked a regular question." Toobin broke in:
TOOBIN: Wait a second. Wait a second. How about, what do all these people have in common? April, Abby Phillips--
DANA BASH: That was going to be my next. Take it away, Jeff.
TOOBIN: Sorry, I didn't mean to.
BASH: No no. Go for it.
TOOBIN: There was another. Yamiche Alcindor, who was also demeaned by the president yesterday.
BLITZER: She works for PBS.
TOOBIN: All black women. All black women. How about Don Lemon, how about LeBron James, how about the NFL football players? Constant attacks on black people. And Jim Acosta.
APRIL RYAN: Colin Kaepernick.
TOOBIN: I mean, come on. Colin Kaepernick. I mean, let's be honest here.
RYAN: Michelle Obama. Stacey Abrams.
TOOBIN: There is also a racial dimension to this. The fact that the president is always --
RYAN: Andrew Gillum.
TOOBIN: -- attacking black people. Andrew -- I mean, April, take it away. I mean, I -- the idea that this was some random selection of journalists he doesn't like is not the case. It's always black people with this president.
CNN’s Gloria Borger then pointed out that Trump is “defining the presidency downward, every single day, in every single way...I would argue that every time he calls a reporter stupid, no matter who it is or that’s a dumb question or whatever, he’s acting like a 3-year-old who doesn’t want to answer because he doesn’t have the answer,” Borger stressed. “And so he does is, he punches. And, yes, I think he punches black women an awful lot. And I think he punches anybody who challenges him.”
Borger complained "Is this what the president of the United States should be doing? Is this how he should be behaving? Should he be calling serious journalists stupid, and saying I watch you, and I don't like you, and -- you know, who cares? Answer the question. Answer the question." Blitzer went back to Toobin's point: "And let's not forget, he calls Congresswoman Maxine Waters 'low IQ'...so there's a pattern there."
PS: Toobin hung around to discuss the Stormy Daniels non-disclosure agreement after Michael Avenatti appeared. He would know something about being on the wrong side of the press on adultery, when the secret got out that he cheated on his wife for years with Jeff Greenfield's daughter Casey, also a lawyer, and fathered a son named Rory -- after he allegedly pressured Greenfield to get an abortion.
In 2008, when Greenfield became pregnant, and when she told Toobin the news, he offered her "money if she'd have an abortion," says a source. He also allegedly offered to pay for her to have another child later via a sperm donor.
"When Casey wouldn't have an abortion, Jeff told her she was going to regret it, that she shouldn't expect any help from him," claims another source.
Greenfield underwent a risky DNA test while pregnant, but Toobin didn't provide his sample and stopped talking to her, according to sources. On the day she gave birth, Greenfield e-mailed Toobin, inviting him to meet his son, Rory. A source says Toobin didn't reply.
Toobin ultimately cooperated with a DNA test that proved he was Rory's dad. In February, a Manhattan Family Court judge ordered him to pay child support. When he refused to pay the full amount, say sources, Greenfield's lawyer threatened to notify his employers and garnish his wages; Toobin then paid up.
As his lawyer told The New York Times:
As to continuing news media coverage of the matter, Mr. Toobin “feels that it’s not in Rory’s interest for this matter to be publicized,” Ms. Grant wrote. “He wishes Ms. Greenfield felt the same way.”