Jim Acosta has labeled former President Donald Trump’s remarks that Haitian immigrants “probably have AIDS” as “twisted and wicked”.
“I’m sorry, you can’t hear what you said about Haitian immigrants and say it’s not bad,” the CNN anchor said on her weekend show.
talking to Sean Hannity Last week on Fox News, Mr Trump made several baseless claims about immigrants.
“So we have hundreds of thousands of people flowing out of Haiti”>Haiti. Haiti has a huge AIDS problem. AIDS is a step forward. AIDS is a real bad problem.”
Acosta pointed out that this statement was false, adding that AIDS rates in Haiti have dropped drastically over the past 15 years following a United Nations program targeted at the country.
Mr Trump’s “bullying” and “lies” were having a massive impact on national discourse, Acosta said, adding that many of his supporters felt excited to threaten those with whom they disagreed.
“When we become a land of bullies and bullies, don’t be surprised if the bully-in-chief makes a comeback,” he said.
Bannon looks like he wants to pull off “Thelma & Louise” with the MyPillo guy. My thoughts on Trump’s goons trying to be spotless. https://t.co/lFWtuTh79Z
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 9, 2021
He asked whether Republican lawmakers like Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa could “feel the darkness of his soul” when he stands alongside the former president at his rallies.
“Sounds cold doesn’t it?”
He also called out former Trump acolytes such as Steve Bannon for supporting the “Big Lie” that the election had been stolen.
“If Bully and his supporters can continue to illuminate us with their lies about horse paste and bamboo ballots, then no wonder the Bully-in-Chief is plotting his comeback.”
Jim Acosta called Trump’s rally “twisted and evil” and Steve Bannon “batsman crazy”.
Give that guy a Pulitzer.
— duty to warn (@duty2warn) 10 October 2021
His comments created a stir on social media, garnering some positive responses.
“Give that guy a Pulitzer,” wrote one person.
According to UNAIDS, 150,000 Haitians living with HIV Out of a population of more than 10 million, or about 2 percent.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Jim Acosta