"Untitled #1" by David Pulphus has drawn criticism from Bay Area police unions who say it depicts officers as warthog-like creatures. The acrylic painting was selected as the winner of Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay's 16th annual Congressional Art Competition last spring. (Courtesy of the San Jose Police Officers Association)

In a train-wreck of an interview, one of President Trump’s economic advisors was asked to clear up past remarks he’d made about the non-existence of systemic racism in America and only made matters worse for himself.  CNBC’s Closing Bell anchor, Sara Eisen, confronted Trump’s director of the National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, on Monday about his previous denials of systemic racism.

“You said, ‘I don’t believe there’s systemic racism in the U.S.,’ which I found surprising given the moment that we’re in, Larry, and given the economic data, which has only exacerbated the inequality we’ve seen, post-COVID-19. Can you just clarify what you meant?” Eisen asked.  But Kudlow did not backtrack and instead boasted that the “American system” is about “equality.” Cont…