CNN anchor Jim Acosta in a Saturday freakout said Trump supporters are the “American taliban,” which he dubbed the “MAGAban.”
“Leading figures on the far right have been sounding the alarm on Afghanistan evacuees all week. The refugees are coming. The refugees are coming,” Acosta said on “Newsroom.”
“Over on Fox, human manure-spreader Tucker Carlson has floated yet another race-baiting conspiracy theory that tens of thousands of Afghan refugees are being sent over to this country in order to change the outcome of elections.”
Acosta claimed Trump supporters operate on a “combination of theocracy and thugocracy,” pointing to Texas passing a law banning abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy.
“Some members of the far-right in this country have apparently decided they will resort to intimidation, and in some cases, even violence to get what they want. They could sweep into power faster than the experts thought possible. Sound familiar? Sort of like an American Taliban,” Acosta said.
“It is starting to look like a combination of theocracy and thugocracy. The leaders of this MAGAban movement, people Marjorie, Madison, and Tucker, they’re not counting on an intelligence failure or a lack of planning on your part. They’re counting on a lack of courage to stand up for your rights in this country. Does that ring a bell?”
“The anti-immigration, anti-democratic, anti-women’s rights forces have all sought these kinds of changes for years, even decades, in this country. Their operation to change America forever is well underway,” he added.
Acosta comparing conservatives to the Taliban is a bit of a reach, especially given CNN’s hijab-clad foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward recently praised the “friendly” Taliban who were chanting “Death to America.”
Alex Jones breaks down the bizarre video of the hijab-clad CNN reporter praising the ‘friendly’ Taliban as they chant ‘death to America.’