Condoleezza Rice was recently interviewed by NBC News. During the interview she was asked about the current racial climate that our country is experiencing. The left-wing journalist tried to get the former secretary of state to throw President Trump under the bus. Rice responded, but not in the way the reporter was hoping!
There is an odd trend within the liberal media to get former conservative leaders to bash the president. I guess they think this will hurt Trump among long-standing conservative voters. I mean, if George W. Bush, or Jeb, or Colin Powell hammer Donald Trump, then he must be really bad.
And sometimes it works. There is still a small group of Republicans that hate Trump. I can’t see why; Trump has been scoring one conservative win after another. He has a better track record than Ronald Reagan.
Recently, Condoleezza Rice, who was the country’s first female black secretary of state, was questioned about current race relations. The NBC News reporter claimed that things feel worse now than they’ve ever been. She specifically put the blame on President Trump, saying, it comes down from the top. I suppose the reporter hoped this former SoS and respected woman would jump in to bash Donald Trump.
She thought wrong.
During a sit-down interview with Sheinelle Jones of NBC, the reporter asked Rice her thoughts on the notion that it currently “feels worse now when we’re talking about race.” She would later specifically tie the suggestion to Trump, noting that the discourse “comes from the top-down,” starting with the president.
“It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama,” Rice immediately fired back, as reported by The Blaze. “So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse race relations today than we were in the past. Really? That means we’ve made no progress.”
“For people who say, it’s top-down, it starts with the president—” countered Jones, before being cut off by Rice.
“Oh, come on, alright,” the former secretary of state jumped in. “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.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Woah. Talk about putting someone in their place! This reporter was clearly baiting Rice to say something bad about Trump. She must have thought Rice was a part of the D.C. establishment—who hate Trump and want to see him fail.
But it appears Rice is far too classy and professional for that. She blasted this reporter’s claim that race relations are worse off than they were in the past. She even recounts a moment when she was a child, growing up in the deeply divided Alabama. At school, she was only one of three black girls. And some students wouldn’t even sit next to her in class.
That must have been terrible. But we’ve come a long way since then. You’d be hard-pressed to find any school where white kids don’t want to sit next to black kids.
The left is trying by any means to undermine President Trump’s administration and his chances at re-election. They’ve spread all kinds of rumor and slander against the man. The biggest has been the Russia hoax—which they thought they could use to impeach him. But time and again they drag out the tired lie that he’s racist.
Even though his policies have helped African America unemployment to reach record lows. As well as Hispanic unemployment and female unemployment. The notion that a “racist” president would help minorities of all kinds find good work and higher wages is laughable.
But that’s what the left wants you to believe. They spread this lie, hoping you’ll believe it instead of the facts right in front of your face. NBC News hoped the former secretary of state would jump right in, blaming Trump for supposed racial tensions.
But Rice’s response was just perfect and put this reporter to shame. More people need to follow Rice’s lead and stand up for the truth. We are doing much better than we have in the past. And we have Donald Trump to thank.