According to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, President Donald Trump can empathize with the plight of African-Americans when it comes to police brutality because of his “own experience” with federal investigators during the Russia probe conducted by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Yes, she actually said that.
Ingraham began her show Friday evening by trying to instruct residents of Minneapolis who are enraged by the killing of George Floyd how they should protest, according to Salon:
“Now, I’m not going to pretend for a millisecond to know what it’s like to be a black person in America. I don’t. But the only thing I do know is that we all need to do better.
“It’s important that we also push back against the notion that all police officers can never be trusted or that America — just at its core — is some caldron boiling over with pure racism and inequality.”
Next, the Fox host by referencing civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks:
“Rosa Parks is a beloved, global symbol of freedom and justice because of the determination and dignity to which she carried out her civil disobedience. Would burning a store have been more powerful and transformative?”
Seconds later, however, what came out of Ingraham’s mouth proved that she has absolutely no clue what black and brown Americans go through on a daily basis in this country:
“And to our African-American fellow citizens, I say this: Given his own experience with an out-of-control FBI and unfair investigation, given all the work on criminal justice reform, President Trump knows how poisonous and out-of-control law enforcement process can be.
“We should spend more time trying to work together to ensure we have a more fair and just society.”
Donald Trump, a man who refused to rent apartments he owned to African-Americans and called for the execution of the Central Park Five (who were fully exonerated) understands what black Americans are going through? Not only is that patently absurd, it’s downright offensive to the victims of police brutality and their families.
The only thing Laura Ingraham said that’s the tiniest bit true is this: She has no damn idea what it’s like to be a black person in America. And neither she or her political savior is in any position to lecture anyone on the subject of racial injustice and discrimination.
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