CNN Guest Repeats Discredited Claim GOP Rep Scalise Spoke to KKK

bradwilmouth | February 28, 2016
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Appearing as a guest on Sunday's CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield to discuss Donald Trump declining to condemn former KKK leader David Duke in a CNN appearance earlier in the day, Jason Johnson of TheRoot.com not only repeated a discredited claim that Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise spoke to a white supremacist group in Louisiana in 2002, but he even gave the impression that Scalise spoke to the KKK "a couple of months ago." Johnson: "First of all, Fredricka, they can't be disingenuous. Steve Scalise was speaking to the Klan -- we were just talking about that a couple of months ago. So it's not like the Republican party hasn't played footsy under the table with white supremacist groups."

CNN host Fredricka Whitfield not only did not correct him, but actually nodded her head as he made the claim.

See more in the cross post at NewsBusters.

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