Kayleigh McEnany is a Donald Trump spokeswoman who appears regularly on cable news in attempts to spin the horrible insults and blatant misinformation he spouts into something positive, no matter how much dancing around the issue she has to do in order to achieve her goal. When she had the audacity to insist that Donald Trump is “on the cutting edge of civil rights” to the faces of two panelists of color on CNN last night, though, she got a quick and furious lesson on the history of Donald Trump and his racism.
Trump gave an incendiary speech yesterday in Michigan spelling out the problems in communities of color, which he blames on President Obama, and insisted that people of color have nothing to lose by voting for him, the GOP candidate.
‘What do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed, what the hell do you have to lose?’
Voters of color on Twitter did not appear to be convinced or amused. Neither did most of the panelists on CNN, with the exception of Kayleigh McEnany.
McEnany tried to insist to Bakari Sellers and Angela Rye on Anderson Cooper’s show that Trump would be better for African-American voters since they suffered a 27 percent poverty rate despite the past eight years of a Democratic president. McEnany also insisted that Hillary Clinton would continue those same policies, which were unfair to voters of color since “it’s time to live up to the promises that have been made to this community.”
Then she moved into making some blatantly absurd statements about Donald Trump being “on the cutting edge of civil rights” when he fought to make the $100,000 membership to his Florida club, Mar-a-Lago, open to Jewish people and people of color.
McEnany was reminded by Sellers, and quickly so, that the club’s memberships open policy, from which Trump would financially benefit, was only fought well after Trump denied housing to people of color in 1972 and settled racial discrimination suits out of court.
The shutdown of McEnany and her ridiculous statements only got better from there. See video of the segment below:
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