Some Conservative Republicans give me hope. Republicans like Rick Wilson and Ana Navarro continue to buck Trump enablers as they make outrageous, uninformed, and outright lying statements. This exchange was epic, and Tomi Lahren was on the wrong side.
Conservative vs. Conservative on Real Time w/ Bill Maher
Conservative Republican Strategist Rick Wilson tore into The Blaze Host and Trump supporter Tomi Lahren after he was unable to take the gibberish she spoke. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Jason Kander were also panelists.
Bill Maher asked the panel if a black man who spoke and acted like Trump including having multiple wives and children with various women could have been elected president.
“I don’t think it would matter,” replied an either naive or disingenuous Tomi Lahren. “No, I do not think it would. I don’t look at Trump and judge him on his character flaws.”
The audience erupted in laughter.
“But if a black guy ran for president and acted just the way he did,” Bill Maher asked. “Made fun of the handicap. Said I grab pussies. If a black guy said I grab pussies and they let me do it because I am a celebrity, you think it would make no difference if he were black?”
“Not to me,” replied Tomi. “I can’t speak for all Americans. But to me, it would not.”
“Two-thirds of Republicans agree that discrimination against whites has become as big a problem as discrimination against minorities. That’s a fundamental. Do you agree with that?”
“I thnk there is an element of division that needs to be addressed,” Tomi replied. “I think there is still an issue in this society where we are becoming more divided. And it’s not just blacks against whites. It’s whites against blacks. It’s all of us against each other. It’s toxic.”
That is not what I asked,” Bill replied to the non-answer. “This says two-thirds of Republicans say discrimination against whites is as big a problem as whites against blacks.”
“As we sit here today I do think that there is an element of racism against white individuals,” Tomi said. “I do. I do see it. I think there is evidence.”
“I am a Conservative but not a Trump person,” Conservative Republican Strategist Rick Wilson said exasperatedly. “Let me just say this. That is absurd. That is f$cking crazy.”
I give kudos to Rick Wilson. He did not mince his words. He shut down a false narrative that many Trump supporters are fed to increase their anger against ‘the other.’