Historian Victor Davis Hanson said Wednesday that those on the left who claim the right wing is "racist" and led by a discriminatory leader in President Donald Trump are not held to their own standards.

He said members of the "progressive" left see themselves as "arbiters of morality" but are often silent on their own immoral figures such as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

"They don't feel subject to the same standard they demand of others. We've got to figure out what the rules are," he said in response to a clip of former Bush communications director Nicolle Wallace claiming there are no strains of racism "on the left."

He pointed out that Wallace apparently missed New York Times writer Sarah Jeong saying she "hates" white people and "compared them to dogs urinating on hydrants."

Hanson added that prior to the 2008 election, then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) complimented then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) as "the first black [presidential] candidate" who was "clean."


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He pointed out how former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) commented that Obama did not have a "Negro dialect."

In a clip played by Tucker Carlson, Sunny Hostin of ABC's "The View" questioned whether the percentage of the country that supports Trump is racist.

Hanson said Hostin's comment is just as bad as FBI Agent Peter Strzok saying he could "smell" Trump supporters during a visit to a rural Virginia Walmart and epithets against the president's fans by comedian Jim Carrey.

"Any time somebody says 'we're progressive... we're not racist' [it] gives them a blank check to be racists," Hanson said.

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