John Fugelsang response to Joy-ann Reid questioning white Christians' reaction to having President Obama for eight years was spot on. It was done in the context of Donald Trump giving a commencement speech at Liberty University.
John Fugelsang gets it right
John Fugelsang never disappoints in the manner in which he describes the Trump litany of fiascos in simple terms many should understand. The commentator appeared on MSNBC where he excoriated Liberty University for allowing someone who had to pay $25 million for bilking Trump University students to be their commencement speaker.
"Throughout my entire life," Joy-ann Reid said. "And I won't tell you how old I am, white Christians have been the special people. The idea that people don't feel special because for eight, exactly eight years of our two hundred and forty years as a Republic, there was a black man, gay marriage was advancing, and trans people were saying 'Hey, can we go to the bathroom where we want. to? ' Just because for eight years we've had conversations about race and immigration. For eight years out of two hundred and forty years, that people suddenly feel they are terminally victimized and have been marginalized and put to the side. I don't get it. What is that about."
John Fugelsang had the perfect answer.
"That's not an American issue or a Conservative issue," said Fugelsang. "It's a human issue. This whole notion that if you get yours, then something is being taken from me -- this whole notion that equal rights for someone else I will call special rights for someone else leads directly to this. You know, I don't mind a government based on Christian values if we are going by the values of Christ as laid out in Matthews 25 for individuals and nations. You take care of the poor. You take care of the sick. You are kind to those in prison. We don't have that called for right here. We have a society where a reality show landlord gets to have the nuclear codes because he convinced a lot of nice Conservative people that he cared about abortion which he does not. So, as a result, we see a guy who actually pays twenty-five million dollars in education fraud for ripping off taxpaying Americans invited to speak at a university, Right now irony is hanging itself in a cheap hotel."
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