WATCH: Acosta Complains Trump SOTU Was for Base Only, Claims Rush Has Made Racist Remarks in Past

Reacting to President Trump’s State of the Union speech, Jim Acosta called the speech a “state of the base speech.”

He then, without providing any evidence, claimed that Rush Limbaugh, who was awarded the Medal of Freedom, has a history of making derogatory comments about African Americans.

Jim Acosta:

I think this was a state of the base speech, not a State of the Union speech. The state of the Trump base is strong, the state of the union is deeply divided. 

Yes, the president had some heartwarming moments during this speech, but he was also engaging in some deeply divisive rhetoric aimed at immigrants, aimed at Latinos.

And while, yes, he was trying to make appeals to the African-American community, it can’t be forgotten he was awarding the Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh, who has a history of making derogatory comments about African-Americans. And so I think, you know, overall it’s a wash.


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