MSNBC host slams truckers; too white, MAGA, and old – over 55, ‘aggressive’ on the road

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An MSNBC host seems to be playing the race car in the process of generalizing about “unwelcoming’ and “aggressive” commercial truck drivers who are supposedly too white, male, and MAGA. Ageism may also be in play.

Tiffany Cross, who noted that her brother is a truck driver and that she is concerned for his safety, began the segment on the “The Cross Connectionshow by pointing out that a shortage of thousands of long-haul operators is exacerbating the supply chain crisis.

She then steered the conversation in a different direction when she claimed that after speaking to a number of drivers in preparation for the interview, “they talked about, you know, hearing some of the racism over the CB [radio].”

“This is, again, an industry populated by a lot of white men over the age of 55. This group of people overwhelmingly voted for Trump. Some people have talked about, you know, aggressive truck drivers cutting them off or not being helpful. So obviously, the more populated it is with people of color, I think you’ll see less of that. But how can you encourage people to come and disrupt this space when it seems a bit unwelcoming?”

Cross, who works for a liberal network that blames just about everything on the former president, directed her loaded question to Pamela Day, the owner of a truck driving school who is seeking to diversify the industry, especially by training female drivers. As alluded to above, the host characterized the effort as “disrupting” the industry.

“We say we’re not building truck drivers but safe CMV operators,” Day explained. “Folks that can get back to their home whenever they’re done with their shift. That’s the most important part.”

Day remarked that she had encountered racism in her driving career, but added that “the more we can just get the news out to [women] that trucking is an industry that will not only help them to get further in life with their family and all of that and present the package to them appropriately, regardless of what anybody else has to say, they’re going to be in charge…The women will be able to close this deficit if we can just let them know.”

Given the situation at the country’s backlogged ports that is leading to empty store shelves or shortages of goods, America most likely would welcome qualified, safe drivers regardless of background, or gender, political affiliation, if any, or chronological age, for that matter.

Tiffany Cross is, however, no stranger to giving a platform to racially divisive narratives on her ratings-challenged TV show.

In this particular instance, Twitter is emphatically suggesting that Tiffany Cross metaphorically should stay in her lane. Here is just a sampling (*warning for language):

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