On “CNN Tonight”, CNN commentator and Morehouse College Professor Marc Lamont Hill launched an all-out attack on black leaders meeting with Trump.
“Donald Trump’s diversity coalition was “a bunch of mediocre negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo-op for Donald Trump’s exploitative campaign against black people,” Hill ranted.
Hill told his fellow CNN guests on Monday night’s show:
“I love Steve Harvey and I have respect for Steve Harvey and I think his intentions were accurate — or appropriate rather, but my disagreement is the way in which he’s being used by folk like Donald Trump. Again, his intention is just to have a seat at the table. But when you’re at the table, you should have experts at the table. You should have people who can challenge the president at the table. … Because all — because they keep bringing up comedians and actors and athletes to represent black interests is demeaning, it’s disrespectful, and it’s condescending. Bring some people up there with some expertise Donald Trump, don’t just bring up people to entertain.”
Hill said that “Unless Steve Harvey turns into a policy analyst in the behind the scenes meetings, it doesn’t matter what I was — I’m saying, my concern is who — the people he’s trumpeting up and putting in front of the cameras.”
When the subject of President-elect Donald Trump’s diversity team was mentioned, Marc Lamont Hill said, “It was a bunch of mediocre negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo-op for Donald Trump’s exploitative campaign against black people.”
When challenged on his degrading comments about Steve Harvey’s meeting with Trump, the rant turned even more explosive. WATCH interview below.
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