On Thursday, Kanye West and Jim Brown met with President Donald Trump to talk about issues such as criminal justice reform and the huge problem of shootings in Chicago. But the media completely flipped out on Kanye, suggesting that he was mentally ill. This followed the day before when CNN called him a “token negro” and said he didn’t read. Now, Herschel Walker, another prominent black Trump supporter is calling CNN out for their racist attacks on Kanye.
How is any of this right?
Whether you agree with Kanye supporting Trump or not, the CNN segment was race-baiting and disgusting.
From Fox News:
The segment — which has been slammed as “racist” — began with Lemon asking if President Donald Trump is simply “using Kanye as a prop to win over black voters before the midterms.”
CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers responded with a jab at West.
“Anti-intellectualism simply isn’t cool,” Sellers said. “Kanye West is what happens when Negros don’t read.”
Sellers’ remark prompted laughter from Lemon and fellow panelist Tara Setmayer, who followed up by saying West is “the token negro of the Trump administration.”
Walker said he was appalled by the comments and the laughing calling it “shameful,” said he wondered why CNN didn’t take them off the air.
Setmayer fired back at Walker: “Bless your heart… You want to silence me because I expressed a different opinion than yours? Because I called out Kanye for what he is? Uninformed! I’m an actual conservative, who’s worked on policy advancing those principles for 20-plus years. I’ll never be a shill for Trump.”
Walker – who has dabbled in mixed martial arts in addition to his iconic football career – isn’t one to back down from a fight and quickly responded.
“No…Tara Setmayer, anyone that is African American with an opinion different than yours, you want to call them out by using the N-word and Don Lemon is laughing? To me that’s bullying and shameful,” he tweeted back.
Went to bed appalled over @donlemon despicable behavior laughing at @TaraSetmayer and @Bakari_Sellers awful remarks about Kanye West’s visit with @realDonaldTrump!! Woke up wondering why @CNN doesn’t take all three off the air?#SHAMEFUL #CNN https://t.co/MwGWIfh8so
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) October 11, 2018
Fox News Deroy Murdock also slammed CNN for the “reprehensible, racist comments,” saying they were typical of the “Trump-hating left.”
“Black Americans who think for ourselves are mocked and degraded with words we last saw under Jim Crow. If President Trump had no black supporters, they would call his circle ‘lily white,’” Murdock said. “Now, one of America’s most prominent black entertainers praises and visits the president, and he is trivialized as a ‘token’ who ‘doesn’t read.’”
Murdock said that the silver lining is that Trump has delivered on the “lowest black unemployment in American history.”
And Donald Trump Jr. also came to Kanye’s defense, asking, “Why is free thought and expression so dangerous and scary to liberals?”