A black CNN pundit went on a shocking tirade against black Trump supporters, on live TV.
Marc Lamont Hill, a black CNN pundit, went on a vicious tirade against black celebrities who have met with Donald Trump—calling them “mediocre negroes” who had been essentially used as token set pieces by the President-Elect.
The exchange, on “CNN Tonight” with Don Lemon, was between Hill and a member of Trump’s National Diversity Coalition, Bruce LeVell, who is also black.
It started off with Hill expressing his anger that black celebrities like Steve Harvey were meeting with Donald Trump—and then, in his mind, being paraded in front of cameras in order to show diversity.
“My disagreement is the way in which he’s being used by folk like Donald Trump,” Hill explained. “Yet, [Steve Harvey’s]intention is just to have a seat at the table. But when you’re at the table, you should have experts at the table. You should have people who will challenge the president at the table.”
He added, “They keep bringing up comedians and athletes to represent black interests is demeaning, it’s disrespectful, and it’s condescending. Bring some people up there with expertise Donald Trump, don’t just bring up people to entertain… My concern is the people who he is trumpeting up and putting in front of the cameras.
LeVell countered, “Marc, you weren’t even there. You don’t even know what happened. You weren’t in the room, sir. You weren’t there… First of all, Pastor Darryl Scott, Mike Cohen, they are in the process of bringing all types of people from all over the country, all different backgrounds, like we have. Remember the diversity coalition where we reached out to all different types of people?”
That’s when Hill started to lose it: “Yeah, it’s a bunch of mediocre negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo-op for Donald Trump’s exploitive campaign against black people. And you are the prime example of that.”
LeVell was visibly stunned. “So now you want to name-call, Marc?”
Hill quickly backtracked, denying that he had named-called in the first place.
Hill’s comments—namely, deriding black Trump supporters (or merely black celebrities who have taken a meeting with Trump) as “mediocre negroes”—encapsulates a major problem with the left’s idea of “diversity.” Which clearly does not include those who identify as conservative, or those who are even willing to tolerate the idea of a Republican President.