WATCH: Condi Rice Destroys NBC Reporter When Asked About Racism Under Trump: ‘Sure Doesn’t Feel Worse’
The nonstop mantra of the mainstream media is that President Trump is a racist (and more than likely a secret Nazi, too). The talking heads at the liberal cable outlets have flat-out declared that as a fact.
“This is CNN Tonight, I’m Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist. A lot of us already knew that,” the CNN host said in January 2018. His colleague, Anderson Cooper, said the same thing. “Not racial. Not racially charged. Racist,” Cooper said. “Let’s not kid ourselves or dance around it. The sentiment the president expressed today is a racist sentiment.”
But that’s not at all how former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice feels.
In a Thursday interview on NBC’s “Today” show, America’s fist black female Secretary of State was asked a loaded question by NBC News’ Sheinelle Jones. She declared to Rice that “there are people who will say it feels worse now when we’re talking about race” and said others feel that there is a “divisive environment” in the U.S. under Trump.
“It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama. So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse race relations today than we were in the past,” Rice said.
And Rice should know. In her 2017 book, Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, she wrote, “My great-great-grandmother Zina on my mother’s side bore five children by different slave owners.”
“My great-grandmother on my father’s side, Julia Head, carried the name of the slave owner and was so favored by him that he taught her to read,” she wrote.
Rice grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and and then Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which were both racially segregated.
So let’s deem her an expert on race.
Jones, who is black, had a decidedly easier path. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1978, the daughter of a U.S. District Court judge. She attended Wichita Brooks Middle Magnet School and later went on to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Rice said the spurious claim that things are worse racially under Trump serves no purpose.
“I think the hyperbole about how much worse it is isn’t doing us any good,” Rice said. “This country’s never going to be colorblind. We had the initial original sin of slavery. It’s still with us.”
Jones — once again citing that vague “people say” trope — said “It’s top down, it starts with the president” and the rhetoric of Trump.
“Oh, come on, all right,” Rice said dismissively. “I would be the first to say we need to watch our language about race. We need to watch that we don’t use dog whistles to people… but when we start saying, ‘Oh, you know, it’s worse today,’ no, they’re not.”
Rice – 1, MSM – 0.
WATCH: Condoleezza Rice shuts down NBC reporter Sheinelle Jones' claim that race relations are worse under President Trump. pic.twitter.com/HhuhcUlfgN
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