Remaining-wing pop icon Cher took to social media all around the weekend and cited a smear from MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. Cher then declared that President Donald Trump’s “actions and his rhetoric” go away her questioning “How can Trump be president of America.”
“I Think trump is more than a racist,a lot more than a White supremacist,Far more Than a white nationalist,” Cher stated late Saturday. “As I see his actions,& listen to his rhetoric,I listen to the drum defeat of Ethno Nationalism. HOW CAN trump BE PRESIDENT OF AMERICA…HE HATES SO Numerous ”AMERICANS.’”
I Really feel trump is a great deal extra than a racist,far extra than a White supremacist,A lot extra Than a white nationalist. As I see his techniques,& hear his rhetoric,I pay attention to
the drum conquer of
HOW CAN trump BE PRESIDENT OF AMERICA…HE HATES SO Lots of ”AMERICANS” pic.twitter.com/30fSqBnTOJ
— Cher (@cher) August 18, 2019
The grammy-winner’s all-caps rant was one particular specific of tons of tweets that referenced President Trump’s most existing federal judicial nominee Steven Menashi.
Cher linked to an posting that challenged MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s assert that Menashi advocates for “racial Purity.” The declare was based on a 2010 regulation critique publish that Menashi authored.
“trump LIKES This Man,So Why Doesn’t He Want To Take Credit score For His Paper?” Cher fumed. “Nominee Marches Like White Supremacist,Talks Like White Nationalist,Salutes Like Ethnonationalist.”
Breitbart senior Editor-at-Significant Joel Pollak pushed back on Maddow’s misrepresentation of Menahsi’s composing:
While it may perhaps very well be a bridge as very well substantially to accuse her of antisemitism, fundamentally basically since Menashi is Jewish, Maddow is accountable of smearing him as a racist primarily based generally on distortions of his writings so egregious that it is distinct she the two hardly ever ever browse the content articles or blog site posts she cites did not comprehend them or — worst of all — browse them, acknowledged them, and misconstrued them.
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In 2010, Menashi launched a legislation review post in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Intercontinental Legislation titled, “Ethnonationalism and Liberal Democracy.” The report sought to defend Israel from criticism that it violates democratic norms basically since it adopts the Jewish neighborhood local community as the basis for its countrywide identification (even so it grants equivalent rights to Arabs and other minorities).
Menashi, who is himself a Jew of Iraqi origin, argued that ethno-nationalism and democracy can typically go hand-in-hand. He was responding to arguments from create-up-nationalist scholars like historian Tony Judt, who favored the dismantling of Israel. (The weakness of “liberal universalism,” he pointed out, at the incredibly least for Jews, was that it had not prevented the Holocaust.)
Pollak also notes that “Maddow made use of a selective looking at of his report to accuse him of currently being a racial extremist.”
“She quoted his article selectively, and inaccurately, proclaiming that Menashi had argued that ‘democracy just cannot get the job done until the nation is defined by a unifying race.’ At no position did Menashi ever say that or focus on “a unifying race.’” Pollak wrote.
It is harmless to say that Cher, like Maddow and her substantial employees of writers and producers, both did not browse Menashi’s posts in complete or did so and intentionally misrepresented his writings to smear him as a racist as a implies to bash Trump.
Jerome Hudson is Breitbart Information Leisure Editor and author of the forthcoming book 50 Factors They Never Want You to Know, from HarperCollins. Comply with Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson.