Skip to comments.A CNN pundit referred to President Trump as ‘retarded.’ It did not go over well.
Posted on 04/04/2020 5:34:45 AM PDT by yardboyd
A CNN pundit took heavy online ridicule for her word choice on Tuesday, after referring to President Donald Trump as retarded in a now-deleted social media post.
Sophia Nelson, who describes herself as a frequent guest on CNN, was reacting to a critical tweet about the president from fellow anti-Trump Republican Rick Wilson, when she replied, They just always got an excuse to cover for his retarded ass!
The backlash came quickly against Nelson, the former GOP counsel for the House Oversight Committee, and she explained that she deleted her comment after the father of a special needs child called her out with class and grace for using the derogatory term. Nelson then noted that the nasty ass twitter bully mob still came after her.
Nelson admitted that she understood why the word retarded is offensive to many people, yet she continued to defend herself for her choice of language. She argued that she used the word because it was used frequently among people of her generation in the past, while asserted that referring to the president as retarded was being kind.
Nelson is also a senior adviser to the Lincoln Project, whose mission is to defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box. Mr. Wilson is a co-founder of the initiative.
When a reporter from the Daily Caller pointed out Nelsons position, she doubled down and insisted on calling the president retarded once again.
This is a great hit job you guys are attempting because I called Trump a retarded ass. He is that, Nelson wrote. This has zero reference to disabled or special needs persons.
If she dare to call Trump "retarded" what does she call herself? Brainless?
Leftists can almost always apologize their troubles away, even after the damage they inflict. Conservatives are never allowed to make a mistake or say anything that someone could twist into another meaning.
Enemies in our own foxhole. Must be friend of Jeb!
PC for thee but not for me
Maybe that person should borrow a mirror regarding a label such as that.
This Rick Wilson clown worked for old man Bush and designed a campaign ad against Max Cleland tying him to Osama Bin Laden - Max Cleland lost three of his limbs in VN, the only thing Wilson lost was his hair and good name, if he ever had one.
If shes in Rick Wilsons circle shes dumb as a stump. Birds of a feather and all that.
I think it is very obvious where the real lack of intelligence is.
What’s with the white woman wig?
It’s ok, blown over by today. She is a black, female “Republican” who hates Trump so any words can be used.
So CNN decided to have on two avowed Trump haters, and since they were (used to be) Pubbies, decided that this is fair and balanced?
Yet another reason that the Heartland sees through these fake journalists.
If you parse her language, a significant percentage of her “learn-ed” speech sounds like Ebonics. Pot, meet Kettle.
Cultural appropriation. Bet shes a closet Sinatra fan too.
She is ASSociated with Rick Wilson.
I rest my case.
There are no pundits on cnn. Lots of assholes, but no pundits.
“She argued that she used the word because it was used frequently among people of her generation in the past”
They just always got an excuse to cover for his retarded ass!
95% of what they accuse they have already done for Obama.
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