With outspoken racist, misogynist and xenophobe Donald Trump’s unthinkable election to the presidency, all sorts of bigots have come out of the woodwork with the cover to speak their hate-filled minds about non-Christians and non-whites.
This emboldened group also includes prominent lawmakers, such as former Congressman Joe Walsh, who recently reiterated his statements that Barack Obama was held to a lower standard because he was black. Democratic consultant Angela Rye escalated her feud with Walsh, and it recently spilled over into a particularly heated discussion on CNN.
Said Rye on the program with Walsh on the panel, “I am tired of difference being disrespected and mistreated by this White House.” Walsh tried to interrupt Rye, but she put her hand up and said, “I’m not talking to bigots, Joe.” Rye then read Walsh’s most recent racist tweets and criticized CNN over why they “decided to give Joe Walsh a platform today. I’m not giving him the time of day. I’m interested in having conversations, Brooke, that will move racial people of all races forward in this country. I’m interested in having a conversation that will help us to admit the wrongs that were done in this country and how we move forward. I am not interested in trying to convince and change the mind of a bigot. Someone who will openly troll me and say things that are offensive, that he knows are not true.”
When Walsh attempted to counter her, Rye said, “Are you going to say something while your mouth is moving? I mean, it’s very frustrating and I’m tired of people telling me that black people are beneath a standard when we have to be twice as good all the time. And that is why I said, I’m not interested in having a dialogue with someone like Joe who has demonstrated a propensity towards bigotry. And he did that on Twitter yesterday in 140 characters or less.” Are you glad Angela Rye stuck it to this racist Trumper? Watch the full segment below: