At what may be the greatest time in American history to be a minority, where access and opportunity are boundless, Democrats and their media allies are set on pushing a racially divisive narrative in the quest to fell President Donald Trump.
But this progressive cabal guessed wrong when they tried to use Condoleezza Rice as a means to further this dishonest agenda.
In an interview with NBC News, Rice not only shut the door, she slammed it so hard the sound reverberated across the open field behind them.
NBC News’ Sheinelle Jones exposed her ignorance of Rice, 64, and the experiences the former U.S. Secretary of State encountered growing up, asking a loaded question about race relations.
“There are people who will say it feels worse now when we’re talking about race and that it feels like a divisive environment –” Jones began.
Rice cut her off before she could even finish getting her words out.
“It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama,” Rice shot back. “So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse race relations today than we were in the past. That means we’ve made no progress. Really?”
“I think the hyperbole about how much worse it is isn’t doing us any good,” Rice then said. “This country’s never going to be colorblind — we had the initial original sin of slavery. It’s still with us.”
Not to be deterred, Jones pressed and in the process, eliminated any doubt she was targeting President Trump.
“But people will say, you know what, it’s top-down, it starts with the president and it starts with the words he uses,” the journalist said, the displeasure on her face clear for all to see.
“Oh, come on, alright,” Rice countered, shutting Jones down. “I would be the first to say we need to watch our language about race. We need to watch that we don’t use dog whistles to people… but when we start saying, ‘Oh, you know, it’s worse today,’ no, they’re not.”
The exchange captured where we are in America today. There is reality and there is the Democrat Party’s politically motivated spin on reality, which isn’t news in and of itself. What is news is how committed the media is to give rise to the message emitting from the radical far-left base of the party.
Jones went after Trump earlier in the interview, again citing others to get her intent across as she mentioned the president’s remark about listening to foreign entities if they had information on political rivals.
“Critics have suggested that he’s almost put a for-sale sign on the upcoming election,” Jones said. “Do you worry that he’s done that?”
“Let’s not overstate this, alright?” Rice said, again stopping the NBC anchor in her tracks. “People say things, the president has a tendency to want to say provocative things.”
The response on social media suggested that Rice is a little to sharp for the left, and that she would make an excellent GOP presidential nominee in 2024.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
You can’t not love Secretary Rice. Intelligence, grace and class personified. And she can drop the hammer. Would be an excellent POTUS too
— Adam Kleinfeld (@Ajkleinfeld) June 21, 2019
I have always admired Secretary Rice & always will. She has always been a small still voice that moved mountains. I’m happy to have admired since she joined the Bush (Walker) administration and was the brains behind teaching Bush (Herbert) about the Soviet Union. @CondoleezzaRice
— RocGirlNY (@RocGirlNY) June 21, 2019
Race relations were made worse under the Obama administration! He stoked the fires after every police shooting and the Trayvon situation! ?
— Dave Barnhill (@peggys_husband) June 21, 2019
Don't play the "race relations are getting worse" card with a woman who lost a childhood friend in the Birmingham church bombing. She lived through real, actual trauma. https://t.co/QXhWSRTqZ3
— Niedermeyer's Dead Horse (@NDH_j_m_f) June 21, 2019
— Petra Lassenna (@PLassenna) June 21, 2019
— Ron Christie (@Ron_Christie) June 21, 2019
Good for Condi for shutting this down. The suggestion in the question is the same type of logic as AOC's concentration camps comparison. Stop diminishing legitimate horrors and suffering to score political points against political opponents. https://t.co/APF1yo0187
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) June 21, 2019
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