CNN’s Sciutto Asks UN Official, Is U.S. ‘Part Of The Problem’ On White Nationalism?

Immediately after CNN Newsroom’s Friday reporting on the highly contentious meeting between U.S. and Chinese officials in Anchorage, host Jim Sciutto moved onto an a pre-recorded interview he did with former Portuguese prime minister and current United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

But, the purpose of the interview was not Sino-American relations or what the international community is doing about China’s genocidal campaign against the Uyghurs. Instead, Sciutto wondered if the U.S. was part of the solution or part of the problem when it comes to addressing white nationalism and neo-Nazism.

Sciutto introduced the interview by declaring, “He warns extremism, including white supremacy, neo-Nazism and anti-Asian violence is growing across the globe. And he says it’s a challenge that the world must confront together today.” 

Throughout the interview Guterres expressed his concern about the raise of extremism and related violence and called it a problem the whole world must address. Towards the end, this led Sciutto to ask, “Finally if this requires an international effort, is the U.S., in your view, more a leader in fighting this or, today, part of the problem?” 

Guterres replied by declaring, “I have seen in the U.S. fantastic demonstrations of anti-racism. I’ve seen the youths in the leadership of those demonstrations and to a certain extent, this movement has spread all over the world.”

He added, “The U.S. Is an enormous influence. The soft power of the U.S. is something that it is clear in culture, in art, in many other aspects. And so what happens in the U.S. inevitably has a strong influence in other parts of the world.” 

He also claimed, “And so this kind of natural leadership creates a particular responsibility for United States leaders and for the American communities because indeed what happens here is known everywhere and inevitably reflects in other parts of the world.”

Sciutto concluded by seeming to suggest that white supremacy and neo-Nazism are not only popular in America, but that we are also responsible for their prevalence elsewhere: “Including, sadly, the challenge from extremism, white supremacy,” he lamented.

After the events in Alaska on Thursday, the tables have turned on Sciutto. After years of accusing President Trump of being Vladimir Putin’s lackey, he sounded just like a CCP hack.

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Here is a transcript or the March 19 show:

CNN

CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto

9:30 AM EST

JIM SCIUTTO: I spoke with U.N. Secretary general Antonio Guterres. He warns extremism, including white supremacy, neo-Nazism and anti-Asian violence is growing across the globe. And he says it’s a challenge that the world must confront together today. 

(…)

9:34 AM EST

JIM SCIUTTO: Finally if this requires an international effort, is the U.S., in your view, more a leader in fighting this or, today, part of the problem? 

ANTONIO GUTERRES: I have seen in the U.S. fantastic demonstrations of anti-racism. I’ve seen the youths in the leadership of those demonstrations and to a certain extent, this movement has spread all over the world. The U.S. Is an enormous influence. The soft power of the U.S. is something that it is clear in culture, in art, in many other aspects. And so what happens in the U.S. Inevitably has a strong influence in other parts of the world. And so this kind of natural leadership creates a particular responsibility for United States leaders and for the American communities because indeed what happens here is known everywhere and inevitably reflects in other parts of the world. 

SCIUTTO: Including, sadly, the challenge from extremism, white supremacy. Thanks very much to the U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres. We appreciate you taking the time. 

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