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The hypocrisy that is Shaun King continues to assault the senses as the Black Lives Matter activist keeps doing what he does best: grifting.
With Tuesday’s underwhelming announcement that presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden has been informed that he selected Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate, the job of media sycophants and other supporters on the left is to put lipstick on that pig.
And King, who once wrote a column for the New York Daily News, believe it or not, didn’t disappoint.
“That’s it for me. I am incredibly proud to see a brilliant Black woman, and HBCU grad, chosen as a Vice Presidential nominee. I’ve done political work my whole life. It’s rarely things dreams are made of. Kamala Harris is the most progressive VP nominee in American history,” he tweeted Tuesday.
The only trouble is, King swore in 2018 there was a 99% chance he would not support Harris. Or Joe Biden.
Citing concerns about criminal justice reform, he tweeted in Nov. 2018: “They both helped build & advance mass incarceration.”
The contradiction was captured for posterity by a social media user, should King break out the BleachBit and a hammer, à la Hillary Clinton.
Shaun King never fails to impress. pic.twitter.com/ZS4GCg6MIb
— Matthew Harkrider (@MHark) August 12, 2020
The social justice activist who claims to be mixed-race, despite having two white parents on his birth certificate, insisted that he isn’t flip-flopping.
King, who’s sometimes referred to as “Talcum X,” threw out two factors, one being he was referring to the Democratic primary, and the other being that Harris has “grown” in woke points since 2018 — at least, her rhetoric has.
Facing a sea of criticism, he tweeted late Tuesday: “Yes. In 2018, I said I did not plan on endorsing either Joe Biden or Kamala Harris IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES. I endorsed Bernie. I’ve been a strong critic of Biden & Harris on issues of justice. She has grown and evolved on policing & justice. Especially this summer.”
In 2018, I said I did not plan on endorsing either Joe Biden or Kamala Harris IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES.
I endorsed Bernie.
I’ve been a strong critic of Biden & Harris on issues of justice.
She has grown and evolved on policing & justice.
Especially this summer. https://t.co/RwuR8weka1
— Shaun King (@shaunking) August 12, 2020
This may be a good time to remind readers that we’re still in the summer season.
In the end, King knows he can say or do pretty much anything and the liberal media will not hold him accountable. And any criticism from the right is readily dismissed as partisan bickering.
But, oh, how the criticism flowed… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
A Shaun King story. pic.twitter.com/Ooxd3mVOD2
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) August 12, 2020
I see Shaun King is treading again. What did Talcum X do now? pic.twitter.com/P1f26sJtDm
— R. W. Evans (@RealAngelof) August 12, 2020
You complete moron. https://t.co/W0fixBlWZb
— Mark Ashworth (@marklarflash) August 12, 2020
That’s it for me.
I am incredibly bewildered to see someone for BLM support someone who seriously harmed the POC community.
You’re a fake.
— MakeArtNotWar (@rjbisart) August 11, 2020
He also says she framed a man for murder. It’s almost like Shaun spews bullshit depending on what he wants for himself. pic.twitter.com/drklofPhku
— Tim Marinet. Arrest Breonna’s killers. (@downwithogd) August 12, 2020
Come on man…..how is this acceptable 🤔….they picked her just as a blackface…if the danger of blacks not voting for him was not there, she wouldn’t be the pick….it’s clear tokenism, & I can’t get down with that
The token vs the liar…
Who ya got!🤔🤦🏿♂️🙄
— Dwight Flakes (@Common_Senseinc) August 11, 2020
She’s evolved THIS SUMMER?
AFTER she ended her Presidential run, she saw the light?
If you can’t hold a Dem responsible for their views of last SEASON, how can you criticize an opponent for what they did three years ago?
This summer. JFC.
Have some standards.
— Jafafa Hots, Lt Cdr Antifa 1st LAU (Disabled) (@JafafaHots) August 12, 2020
“She evolved, especially when she was trying to get people’s votes”. Funny how evolution always happens around that time.
— Ghost 🌹 (@joeflex73) August 12, 2020
Shaun King and Kamala Harris could have a baby and his still wouldn’t be 25% Black .
But y’all anointing them the leaders of the Black people…
Man if you don’t get TF ON! 😂😂😂
— Saint Kincade Talented Tenth Member (@status_culture) August 12, 2020
Check out Shaun King everybody. He changes political affiliation the way he changes his race, https://t.co/82pK0wSHMR
— ScoonTV (@ScoonTv) August 12, 2020
shaun king blocked me because i said he looked like anthony fantano pic.twitter.com/qMudcAQtwS
— martin (@willbefamousoon) August 12, 2020
Shaun King, proud member of the 1% pic.twitter.com/TArAPtPoTB
— Bryan McCollum 🔔🦇 (@Inkedx1072) August 12, 2020
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