During a live panel discussion, CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill said Trump is meeting with “mediocre Negroes”.
The comment came after President-elect Donald Trump has continued to reach out to the African American community following his win, meeting with people like Martin Luther King Jr. III, Pastor Darryl Scott and television host Steve Harvey.
Apparently, these African Americans “don’t count” in Hill’s mind.
“They (the Trump transition team) keep bringing up comedians and and actors athletes to represent black interests. It’s demeaning, it’s disrespectful, and it’s condescending,” Hill said.
But, he didn’t stop there. Bruce LeVell, a member of Trump’s diversity team, responded to this comment by saying, “You weren’t even there…Pastor Darryl Scott, Mike Cohen, they are in the process of bringing all types of people from all over the country, from all different backgrounds. Remember the diversity coalition where we reached out to all different types of people?”
Hill responded, “Yeah, 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. And you are an example of that.”
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