I spoke with George Howell of CNN International on Sunday morning about Donald Trump and racism, on the first anniversary of the white supremacy marches and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Let’s do a checklist.

“I’m not a racist” — but LeBron James.

“I’m not a racist” — but Don Lemon.

“I’m not a racist” — but immigrants are animals, immigrants are vermin.

“I’m not a racist” — but Chinese students are threatening the US.

“I’m not a racist” — but London mayor Sadiq Khan, who is Muslim, is supporting terrorism.

“I’m not a racist” — but people in Africa and the Caribbean live in [expletive deleted] countries.

The discussion then invokes The Blue Brothers, the 1980 film in which Jake and Elwood Blues, played by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, force a white supremacy rally to jump off a bridge into a river.

I’d much rather be relying on John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd right now than I would Donald Trump.

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That scene from The Blues Brothers:

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