Fox News pundit Juan Williams accused Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis of being a racist after the Republican Congressman said, “Let’s build off the success of Governor Scott. The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.”
Williams — whose go-to argument as a liberal is to always play the Race Card — said the word “monkey” was a racist jab at DeSantis’ Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, who’s black. Let’s be clear: If someone says “monkey” and your first thought is a black person, you are the racist.
Fox News host Martha MacCallum said it didn’t even occur to her to automatically equate a black politician with a monkey the way Democrats did.
“When I heard it, it didn’t occur to me that way at all,” MacCallum said. “What kind of world are we living in where this is how quickly we jump the gun?”
Not letting Gillum off the hook, MacCallum blasted the Democratic gubernatorial hopeful for jumping at the chance to politicize the comment when he preaches unity.
MacCallum noted: “Gillum says, ‘We’re so divided, how sad that we’re divided,’ but ‘it’s not a dog whistle, it’s a bullhorn.’ So, instead of saying he doesn’t want to be divided, he’s using this politically right out of the gate.”
Predictably, Williams — a Trump-hating liberal — responded by immediately tying Ron DeSantis to President Trump, since that’s what this is really all about: Attacking Trump.
“We live in an age of heightened racial tensions according to every poll,” Williams told Fox News host Martha MacCallum. “You come to Ron DeSantis, who is a Trump acolyte…DeSantis not only says ‘monkey it up’ — which I think people might hear as a slur — he says ‘articulate’ and a ‘socialist’ spokesman. I understand he’s trying to put down his opponent, as every politician everywhere does, but in this moment it comes across as racially-charged.”
Remember when Democrats Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, and Dianne Feinstein said this? Where was the liberal media outrage?
Looks like a figure of speech used by black & white, Republicans & Democrats pic.twitter.com/Hd0ZYHzItl
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) August 30, 2018
Andrew Gillum also used the word “monkey” and wasn’t accused of racism.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) August 29, 2018
Here’s what Congressman DeSantis actually said that Democrats immediately pounced on to promote their divisive identity politics:
“We have to work hard to make sure we continue Florida going in a good direction. Let’s build off the success of Governor Scott. The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state. That is not going to work, that’s not going to be good for Florida.”
DeSantis made those comments after praising his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, as dynamic and charismatic. However, DeSantis warned voters that electing a socialist who wants to raise their taxes and abolish ICE will not help Florida.
Keep in mind that DeSantis, an attorney, has been a congressman since 2013, and has never been accused of racism until now. Coincidence?
DeSantis later told Sean Hannity how absurd the media-fomenting of manufactured racial outrage is, saying: “I’m a straight shooter. I treat everyone with respect regardless of circumstances of birth. I believe that the great thing about this country is that you can work hard and get ahead regardless of the color of your skin.”
Meanwhile, Juan Williams heaped praise on the late senator John McCain all week and never said a word about McCain calling Iranians “monkeys.”
Remember when Roseanne Barr got fired and her life destroyed for tweeting something just like this?
So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn't he just there last week? "Iran launches monkey into space" http://t.co/PaZKAqac
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 4, 2013
Williams, an outspoken liberal and superfan of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, has passionately defended fellow leftist Peter Fonda, who called for 12-year-old Barron Trump to be raped by pedophiles.
Fonda also called for the women in the Trump administration to be stripped naked and beaten, and for those women and ICE agents to have their kids kidnapped and thrown into cages with pedophiles.
To Juan Williams, those kinds of violent, disturbing threats are perfectly okay.
I have no more respect left for you, Juan. I can at least say that I tried. @TheJuanWilliams defends Peter Fonda’s horrid tweets, refuses to call them ‘disgusting’: Just ‘poorly worded’ https://t.co/d5BeAEWBI0
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) June 21, 2018
Here’s what Democrats are really trying to distract Florida voters from. Any questions?
Andrew Gillum (Democrat):
- Florida A&M University, bachelor’s degree.
- Mayor of Tallahassee since 2014.
- Tallahassee has one of the highest crime rates in the United States.
- Tallahassee was voted one of the most dangerous places to live in U.S.
- Tallahassee was voted one of the “50 worst places to live” in America.
Ron DeSantis (Republican):
- Florida Congressman since 2013.
- Harvard Law School graduate, undergraduate degree from Yale.
- Served in U.S. Navy (2004-2010).
- Fought in Iraq War.
- Awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service.
- Chairman of the House National Security subcommittee.
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