“Token Negro”? CNN Sinks to New Low on Kanye/Trump Meeting
We know there’s some kind of unspoken rule where liberal black TV personalities can say whatever they want about conservative/Trump supporting members of their own race, but what we witnessed on Thursday represented a new low. At least, a new low as far as CNN programming is concerned. Aghast at the spectacle of watching “one of their own” meet with, praise, and get along with President Donald Trump, Don Lemon, Tara Setmayer, and Bakari Sellers did everything but accuse Kanye West of being a traitor to his race.
Lemon, often described by the president as the dumbest man on television, kicked things off on “The Situation Room” by doing his best to prove Trump right.
“I have no animosity for Kanye West,” Lemon said. “I’m just going to be honest, and I may get in a lot of trouble for it – I actually feel bad for him. What I saw was a minstrel show today – him in front of all of these white people, embarrassing himself and embarrassing Americans, but mostly African Americans, because every one of them is sitting either at home or with their phones watching this, cringing.”
Every single one of them. Not a single Trump supporter in the whole race. Not a single African American who can think outside of the left’s racial-political lens. All of them just sitting at home, watching Kanye, and feeling “embarrassed” because he won’t just shut up and be a good little liberal. Okay.
This unfortunate strain of racism continued later on Lemon’s own show. He had commentators Tara Setmayer and Bakari Sellers on the panel, and they, of course, saw the Kanye situation just as Lemon himself does.
Lemon asked the panel if Trump was “using Kanye as a prop to win over black voters before the midterms.”
“Anti-intellectualism simply isn’t cool,” replied Sellers. “Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don’t read.”
Of course he is. Everyone knows that the “well-read Negro” invariably supports the Democratic Party. You know, as long as their reading is constrained to The New York Times, The Root, and the writings of Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Sellers remark got some laughter from panelist Setmayer, who jumped in to say that West was “the token Negro of the Trump administration.”
These segments, which should be roundly criticized by Democrats, Republicans, and independent thinkers alike, attracted scorn only from conservatives disgusted by what was said by Lemon and his guests.
Activist Candace Owens, who happens to be black herself, was particularly offended.
“It was not only racist, it was absolutely despicable,” Owens told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “I cannot believe it would be allowed on any network, least of all having a host that’s laughing as if it’s funny.”
It is quite illuminating to see the left freak out every time a new black conservative arrives on the scene. Every time a Kanye West (or a Ben Carson, or a David Clarke) gains the slightest foothold in our political culture, they swarm them and use every ounce of their might to extinguish their flame of independence. The thought of losing their stranglehold on IDENTITY POLITICS is terrifying to any Democrat, because they know damn well that’s their only route to power. They don’t want black people asking the question, “What have you actually done for us?” Because, quite simply, they do not have an answer.