Speaking on a totally unsurprising town hall on racism over at MSNBC, where Donald Trump is likely to be blamed for everything from decades of North Korean dictatorship to a toddler tripping over his untied shoelaces in Minnesota, race-baiter Al Sharpton and former top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Joy Ann Reid that Trump was, of course, to blame for Roseanne’s racially-charged tweet aimed at Jarrett early Tuesday.
Here, choke on this steaming pile of irony:
“When you have a president who started his political career on birther-ism, saying that [Obama’s] not one of us, when he’s done everything he could to do dog whistling around this issue of race, people like Roseanne feel they’re empowered,” Sharpton whined.
(That’s Al Sharpton, saying Trump “dog-whistles” to spark racial hatred. Al Sharpton is saying that. Al. Sharpton.)
Enter MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
“I wonder if you agree, if you feel like this president has set a tone that has made people feel increasingly empowered to say those kinds of things?” Hayes asked Jarrett.
"The tone does start up at the top, and we like to look up to our president and feel as though he reflects the values of our country," Jarrett agreed. “But I also feel every individual citizen has a responsibility, too. And it’s up to all of us to push back. Our government is only going to be as good as we make it.”
So apparently, Donald Trump is to blame for a sitcom actress tweeting something rude from her own personal Twitter account at two in the morning. Because blaming him for every twinge of racism in the history of ever worked out really well for the Left in 2016.