CNN's Chris Cuomo took a swing at what racist musings President Donald Trump was thinking about when he hosted rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office on Thursday. Cuomo was also upset that Trump held a rally (Wednesday night in Erie, Pennslyvania) as Hurricane Michael battered Florida.
Cuomo, taking an "educated guess," said Trump probably got a "warm serotonin flush of happy hormone" when he had racist ideas while talking to West, like the headlines he would get for talking with a popular African-American man. Cuomo flashed out headlines like 'Blacks Loves Trump' and 'He's Blacker Than Obama' as thoughts that he was certain was racing through Trump's head.
After playing video of Kanye West using the word 'mother f'er' while describing Trump's "hero's journey,"
Cuomo said didn't care about what West said, he wanted to know what racist thoughts were going on in the president's head.
"My curiosity wasn't about what came out of Kanye's mouth. My wonder went to what is going on in Trump's head," Cuomo said.
"Let's take a look at him. Here is my educated guess, OK? Other than a warm serotonin flush of happy hormone, imaginary headlines, blacks loves Trump, he's blacker than Obama," Cuomo, imagining racist scenarios that he thinks Trump would think up, said.
Cuomo did criticize the media for giving the media all the hype that they did, acting like it was an important summit between two world leaders.
"Why fan the flames of the foolish?" he asked.
Cuomo accused the president of not caring about West's wellbeing, he's just concerned about getting his black approval numbers above a "pathetic" 10 percent.
"While he raised legit issues of jobs and inner city concerns, when you hear the dissociative ramblings of a man one prized for his intellect and education, there's something wrong there," Cuomo said of West. "And making the decision to put him in this position, that falls on Trump because he knows or has reason to know what I just told you. But, clearly, his sensitivity is triggered by other concerns -- attention, praise, and some jaundiced notion of how to get black approval above the pathetic 10 percent that tends to track at for him."