CNN’s Brianna Keilar totally embarrassed herself trying to pick a fight with conservative Florida Rep. Byron Donalds. Keilar thought she would invite the black Trump supporter on and play a few misplaced clips out of context to make Trump seem racist. It was a ridiculous move on her part and she completely deserved the humiliation pie Donalds served her.
“Do you think your defense of a person who said things like that might be incongruent with the mission of the CBC?” Keilar asked, referring, apparently, to what she believes to be Trump’s lukewarm admonition of “white supremacist” supporters.
“First of all, what the president said in the past has nothing to do with this discussion at all,” Donalds fired back, rerouting the interview back to the issue at hand, the CBC.
“You’ve defended him,” Keilar fired back.
After chastizing Keilar for cutting him off mid-sentence, Donalds landed a blow.
“As a black man in America, I’m allowed to have my own thoughts on who I choose to support and who I choose not to support,” he said.
“I think that it’s important, whether you’re talking about the Congressional Black Caucus of the Florida state legislative Black Caucus or the National Caucus of State Black Legislators — organizations I have been a part of in the past — my support of President Donald Trump has been consistent but, at the same time, I’ve had the ability to advocate for issues, ideas, proposals and funding that have helped the black community in my state,” he continued.
“You’re talking to somebody who, my first three years in college was at Florida A&M, an HBCU, so whether my support for President Trump…whether it’s for or against is irrelevant. It has nothing to do with this discussion. This is whether the ideology of somebody who is conservative is welcome in the Congressional Black Caucus,” he said.
“It’s really that simple,” Donalds noted.
“And so to bring up President Trump to try to make this about him does not matter. It’s irrelevant. It has nothing to do with the situation at hand.”
Good for Donalds for making light work of this liberal host but it says a lot about the network when they avoid covering real bigots like Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, who openly used the n-word during a recorded conversation with his buddy— But will stretch the truth to make Trump seem like a racist. Even now, months after Trump’s presidency ended.