Many watching this clip will not immediately see the microaggression from this Trump supporter. It is a technique instantly caught by the aggrieved panelist, and he exploded.
Her microaggression did not go unchallenged
New York Times writer Charles Blow blew up on Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany for a crystal clear display of a microaggression many Liberals are forced to endure.
“You are always very kind to me,” Kayleigh McEnany said to CNN host Don Lemon. “And I am on here a lot, and you give me a lot of time and are fair to me.”
She then turned to Charles Blow.
“I think some of my left-wing counterparts,” she said smiling as she touched Charles Blow. “are very unfair to Trump.
She then turned back to Lemon.
“I think anytime there is any sort of vagueness or gaps in the facts when there are leaks, for instance, they insert sinister suspicion where it does not belong,” McEnany said. “I don’t think it is you.”
McEnany then turned again towards Blow.
“But I do think some of my left-wing commentators,” McEnany said smiling again as she touched Charles Blow. “who I disagree with ideologically, do that.”
Blow read her microaggression correctly.
“The fact that you touched me before you said that is wrong,” Blow said with concern. “Don’t do that. No mam, don’t do that. Don’t touch me and then launch into your sinister motivation diatribe. That’s not going to happen tonight, mam.”
After pretty much demeaning Charles Blow and the left albeit with a pleasant smile and a mellow tone, she went into victimhood mode.
“I didn’t realize there is a one-inch barrier where I am not allowed to get close to you Charles,” McEnany said. “So I will scoot over here a tad bit.”
Blow did not take the bait.
“You can scoot until you fall off that ledge,” Blow responded. “What I am telling you is don’t touch me and launch into that sinister thing.”
McEnany then moved into false-equivalence-attack-mode completely ignoring the reason for his anger as she used the bait and switch technique.
“What you just said to me is a lot like what Maxine Waters said today,” McEnany said. “when she said, ‘Look, don’t ask me to meet President Trump. I don’t even want to meet with you.’ We are all Americans. Maybe you don’t feel that way. We have one President. We should all want him to succeed. We should all be friends at the end of the day and hug it out. And if you don’t want to do that, you don’t have to do that.”
Blow is angry because she attributed sinister intent to him, not because of Maxine Waters and the Left’s relation or lack thereof with Donald Trump. And she further impugns him by questioning his Americanism.
“That’s a very personal attack to say maybe I don’t believe that I am an American,” Charles Blow responded. “Don’t do that.”
This one exchange is important to understand because it exhibits the technique used by the Right to obfuscate.