CNN’s Acosta: Is Trump ‘Trying to Wage Something of a Culture War?’

‘Is he trying to wage something of a culture war?’

CNN’s Acosta: Is Trump ‘Trying to Wage Something of a Culture War?’ (The Washington Free Beacon)

CNN's Jim Acosta used a question at the White House press briefing Monday to imply that President Donald Trump's comments about standing for the national anthem were racially motivated.

Acosta pointed out that Trump was criticizing athletes for kneeling who were mostly black, while he was praising leagues without such protests that also have predominately white athletes. Acosta said the NHL and NASCAR are marketed to "a different demographic" and asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if Trump was waging a culture war.

"Why is it that the president over the weekend is going after, or seeming to go after African-American athletes, and then this morning he is putting out a tweet praising NASCAR, which obviously is geared toward a different demographic, and the way they stand and respect and honor the flag?" Acosta asked. "Is he trying to wage something of a culture war?"

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