After CNN host Kirsten Powers recently suggested that women who voted for President Trump are inherently “racist,” her remarks quickly went viral, and conservatives flocked to the internet to respond.
“I just want to say that doesn’t make you not racist,” Powers said of voters who supported Trump due to their dislike of Hillary Clinton. “It actually makes you racist. If you support somebody who does racist things, that makes you racist. I just want to establish that.”
The CNN host also stated her belief that “the white patriarchal system actually benefits white women in a lot of the ways,” and suggested “they are also benefiting” from what she described to be an inherently racist system.
CNN’s Kirsten Powers on women who voted for Trump: “They’ll say, ‘Well, I’m not racist. I just voted for him because I didn’t like Hillary Clinton.’ And I just want to say that’s not — that doesn’t make you not racist. It actually makes you racist.” pic.twitter.com/P4Hy3KJeHY
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 18, 2018
Naturally, Trump supporters took offense to Powers’ blanket generalization and accusations of racism, and replied with shock and outrage.
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) November 18, 2018
Does watching batshit crazy people on CNN turn you into one? https://t.co/iIoHsZhO9E
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) November 18, 2018
.@KirstenPowers You have no clue about why white women vote the way they do. You’re making judgments based on your own white guilt & labeling women who are not racist. I don’t understand why they have women like you explaining women like me—oh I do. You’re complicit in slander. https://t.co/nxu98ZoB14Loading...
— DC McAllister (@McAllisterDen) November 18, 2018
Literally every Kirsten Powers post pic.twitter.com/mspyDmdV7S
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) November 18, 2018
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) November 18, 2018
DISGUSTING attack on WOMEN of this COUNTRY…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 18, 2018
Voters who supported Trump gave a variety of responses, including many who still held reservations about the president, but explained that they chose to support him due to the left’s behavior.
Wait I voted for him because I like him.
— Lincolnfan 🇺🇸 (@Lincolnfan65) November 18, 2018
I didn’t even vote for him … And all this crap doled out from the left has changed my mind about him.
— Kelly Snider (@KellySn63412249) November 18, 2018
Same! 👍🏻. He’s still not tops on my personality list, but I’m not whining about the positive changes to the country in the last two years.
— Rosy Red Virginia Belle (@kt1varose629) November 18, 2018
Exactly the way I feel. I voted for him but I don’t like him personally. Most of the policy though is a plus. Crap like this from Kristen assures him of my vote in ‘20. The left is unhinged.
— kameleon_o (@kameleon_o) November 18, 2018