CNN analyst Keith Boykin said Monday that "we have a white supremacist president of the United States," before adding that Donald Trump thinks "he is a slavemaster of black people."
Boykin made the comment during a discussion about the ongoing dispute between Trump and the National Football League on "At This Hour With Kate Bouldan." Before Boykin could move on from the white supremacist comment, host Kate Bouldan pressed him on the charge.
"He's encouraging white supremacists, and the fact is—," Boykin started.
"Are you really gonna—" Bouldan interjected.
"Yes, I'm gonna, and we can debate that later," Boykin said.
"No, but don't also throw the grenade, Keith, if you think he is a white supremacist. You really believe this president is a white supremacist?" Bouldan asked.
"It almost doesn't matter what I think, or whether he is or not," Boykin said.
"Words matter. You say this all the time," Bouldan said. She then asked Boykin if the violence in Charlottesville, Va. and Trump's response was a factor in his stance.
Boykin said that if the controversy was about the flag, Trump would have called for the young white men in Charlottesville, marching with the Confederate flag, to be fired from their jobs.
The CNN analyst said, instead, "Trump is fanning the flames of racial hatred" and is playing "plantation politics."
"He thinks apparently that he is a slavemaster of black people in the NFL, of black people in the country," Boykin said.
He then argued that Trump's condemnation reflects a double standard.
"He's attacking Jemele Hill and Colin Kaepernick, and he's attacking Steph Curry. He's attacking black athletes and black sports figures, but he doesn't want to attack the white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan members in Charlottesville."