January 3, 2017
A former NPR host echoed sentiments expressed by CNN’s resident communist Van Jones that Trump won on a promise of “white prosperity.”
Leftists had a serious problem with Trump’s promise to “Make America Great Again,” referring to it as some kind of coded encryption for put black people back in chains or intern all Muslims or resurrect Blockbuster video – those were the days – or bringing back Jar Jar Binks for Star Wars Episode VIII. Whatever their fear, leftists sure shrieked at its utterance.
On CBS’s first Face the Nation for 2017, former NPR anchor Michele Norris decried how “Make America Great Again” promises racism, because America was “built on the promise of white prosperity above everything else.”
In the phrase ‘Make America Great Again,’ there is one word that if you are a person of color that you sort of stumble over. And it’s the word ‘again.’ Because you’re talking about going back to a time that was not very comfortable for people of color. They did not have opportunities.
They were relegated to the back of the line. And this is a country that, you know, to be honest, was built on the promise of white prosperity above everything else. And for a lot of people when they hear that message, ‘Make America Great Again,’ deeply encoded in that message is a return to a time where white Americans can assume a certain amount of prosperity because….
Norris expanded by saying she’s not at all surprised by the rise of Trump, because Americans saw him as an opportunity to bubble their internal racism to the surface.
“I don’t want to say that I told you so, but I was not as surprised by Donald Trump’s victory because I saw a lot of these sentiments coming in, you know, over the transom,” she said. “A lot of people feeling a lot of vertigo in this country for a lot of reasons. Some of it is, you know, racial fragility and not necessarily feeling like their feet touch the floor, feeling that they’re not at the front of the line.”
Since Norris claims Trump promised “white prosperity,” then how does she explain him saying the following to black Americans living in economic hell and crime-ridden cities:
Our government has totally failed our African American friends, our Hispanic friends and the people of our country. Period,” Trump said in Akron, Ohio, straying from the prepared remarks the campaign provided to reporters. “The Democrats have failed completely in the inner cities. For those hurting the most who have been failed and failed by their politician — year after year, failure after failure, worse numbers after worse numbers. Poverty. Rejection. Horrible education. No housing, no homes, no ownership. Crime at levels that nobody has seen. You can go to war zones in countries that we are fighting and it’s safer than living in some of our inner cities that are run by the Democrats. And I ask you this, I ask you this — crime, all of the problems — to the African Americans, who I employ so many, so many people, to the Hispanics, tremendous people: What the hell do you have to lose? Give me a chance. I’ll straighten it out. I’ll straighten it out. What do you have to lose?
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:25 am