Red State Blogger Ben Howe: Donald Trump "The Eric Cartman Of Political Candidates"

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Red State blogger Ben Howe appeared on CNN late Thursday night and said Trump thinks white nationalism is the answer to the nation's problems.

"I could be angry about something and still not think that the best answer is to go down into the neighborhood a shoot everybody I disagree with," Howe said on a late night panel moderated by CNN's Don Lemon. "The way that Trump talks about how to solve things, the way the alt-right, the movement he leads, talks about solving things is white nationalism."

Howe also compared Trump to the overweight and obnoxious Eric Cartman, a character on the Comedy Central series South Park.

"He's the Eric Cartman of political candidates. He doesn't understand what's wrong is -- he doesn't understand that what he's done is wrong. He basically regrets that he was caught," the Red State scribe said.

Transcript, via CNN:

BEN HOWE, RED STATE: It's not just the personalities. I mean, look, that I could be angry about something and still not think that the best answer is to go down into the neighborhood a shoot everybody I disagree with. So being angry is not an answer in itself. What answers that are provided, matters. And the way that Trump talks about how to solve things, the way the alt-right, the movement he leads, talks about solving things is white nationalism. I'm sorry, I just don't consider that a good answer to anger.

DON LEMON, CNN: Let's talk now again about the tragedy ...

(CROSSTALK)

LEMON: By the way, again ...

JASON OSBORNE: That's outrageous.

LEMON: Go ahead. Why did you say that?

OSBORNE: That's outrageous. And, you know, they have -- you can throw out these words and say that somebody is racist and they're a bigot but, you know, you're not looking at what Donald Trump particularly tonight said on what he wants to do to move this country forward. How is reducing the tax burden on Americans and on businesses being racist? How is protecting our national security and making sure that we don't have a problem with terrorists coming into this country racist? Explain to me about how all those thing he's been coming out with in the last couple of weeks with all his policy plans.

LEMON: Sure.

OSBORNE: How does that translate into racist?

KURT BARDELLA: I'm sorry. How was attacking ...

LEMON: I mean that's an intellectually dishonest position.

BARDELLA: ... a family that lost their own son to military defending our country? How does that further any cause? Or any number of things that Donald Trump has been saying day in and day out, week after week, month after month as this campaign does progress just because he had one day during a one speech where he stayed on message doesn't erase what the last years look liked in the Donald Trump campaign and the focus of things that he has directly said. People aren't taking what he said.

LEMON: And so what critiques has said?

BARDELLA: They'll be playing what he actually said.

LEMON: Yes, the words that he actually said. And, Jason, you know, to that point, what critics have said is he expressed regret. Regret is not an apology. I regret that I ran the stop sign, right, but, yeah, I'm not sorry for what I speaking. I regret that because I got a ticket. You can regret things and still not be sorry for them, Jason.

HOWE: Yeah. He's the Eric Cartman of political candidates. He doesn't understand what's wrong is -- he doesn't understand that what he's done is wrong. He basically regrets that he was caught.

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