Watch As Rep Byron Donalds Turns The Tables On CNN Host
This is great for a laugh because the hacks at CNN absolutely embarrassed themselves. I don't know who at CNN thought they could invite Florida Rep Byron Donalds on-air to try and humiliate him but I'm almost sure they're out of a job now.
During an interview with host Brianna Keilar, CNN played a misleading series of clips of President Trump in an effort to make him seem racist. Donalds, a black conservative and Trump supporter was clearly prepared to fight this cliche battle and he brilliantly mopped the floor with Keilar and CNN's spun narrative.
“Do you think your defense of a person who said things like that might be incongruent with the mission of the CBC?” Keilar asked, referring, apparently, to what she believes to be Trump’s lukewarm admonition of “white supremacist” supporters.
“First of all, what the president said in the past has nothing to do with this discussion at all,” Donalds fired back, rerouting the interview back to the issue at hand, the CBC.
“You’ve defended him,” Keilar fired back.
After chastizing Keilar for cutting him off mid-sentence, Donalds landed a blow.
“As a black man in America, I’m allowed to have my own thoughts on who I choose to support and who I choose not to support,” he said.
“I think that it’s important, whether you’re talking about the Congressional Black Caucus of the Florida state legislative Black Caucus or the National Caucus of State Black Legislators — organizations I have been a part of in the past — my support of President Donald Trump has been consistent but, at the same time, I’ve had the ability to advocate for issues, ideas, proposals and funding that have helped the black community in my state,” he continued.
“You’re talking to somebody who, my first three years in college was at Florida A&M, an HBCU, so whether my support for President Trump…whether it’s for or against is irrelevant. It has nothing to do with this discussion. This is whether the ideology of somebody who is conservative is welcome in the Congressional Black Caucus,” he said.
“It’s really that simple,” Donalds noted.
“And so to bring up President Trump to try to make this about him does not matter. It’s irrelevant. It has nothing to do with the situation at hand.”
Keilar: Your ideas are “incongruous” with their “mission"
Donalds: "As a black man in America, I’m allowed to have my own thoughts" pic.twitter.com/vN9j4KXpNh
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 10, 2021
CNN, and most on the left, believes that requiring voters to have identification upon casting their votes will prevent black voters from showing up. They back this up with several bigoted and ignorant claims— Saying things like 'most black voters don't have identification' or 'know how to get to the DMV to obtain one'. I'm sorry, but that's one of the most racist assumptions I think I have ever heard.
I believe that CNN made a similar ignorant and bigoted assumption about Rep Donalds when they invited him on. They thought they could intimidate and shame him into denouncing the GOP and Trump. BIG mistake!