Left-wing news outlets like CNN aren’t used to getting pushback on their radical agenda. When someone has the courage to challenge them, they lose their minds.
And the CNN newsroom ERUPTS in chaos after the GOP candidate says these simple words.
Fake news media outlets like CNN, MSNBC, NBC, and their ilk never give conservatives or their ideas a fair shake.
If they bring them on at all, it’s usually for “gotcha” questions they can use in clipped videos on social media.
But not every conservative is willing to put up with their bullying and smear tactics.
On CNN This Morning on Wednesday, a heated exchange between 2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and Don Lemon caused the discussion to end abruptly after the two sparred about the Civil War and its connection to black people’s Second Amendment rights.
“I think it’s insulting that you are sitting here whatever ethnicity you are ‘splaining to me about what it’s like to be black in America,” Lemon told the 2024 candidate after the contentious back and forth.
“I’ll tell you what I am: I’m an Indian American. I’m proud of it. But I think we should have this debate. Black, white — doesn’t matter. On the content of the ideas,” said Ramaswamy.
Discussing his recent speech at the National Rifle Association convention, Ramaswamy said, “We fought a civil war in this country to give black Americans the equal protection under the law that we failed to secure them in 1776. But then, you want to know what happened? Southern states passed anti-gun laws that stopped black people from owning guns; the Democrat Party, then as in now, wanted to put them back in chains.”
“Then, as in now, that’s quite an accusation about the current Democratic Party. Who and what were you referring to?” Poppy Harlow inquired.
He explained to Harlow that he was referring to President Joe Biden’s remark to a black crowd in 2012 that soon-to-be Republican nominee Mitt Romney would “put you all back in chains.”
According to Ramaswamy, the sentiment dates “back to Lyndon Johnson. I think Lyndon Johnson’s so-called Great Society was one of the greatest misnomers in American political history where even back then, in the 1960s, 70% plus of black kids were born into two-parent homes. Today that number is less than 30% in the opposite direction.”
“The very policies that we implemented in this country in the name of helping black Americans have actually been disastrous for black Americans and all Americans, and I think that that’s something that we need to wake up to,” he added.
“I don’t see what one has to do with the other,” Lemon said, alluding to the Civil War and gun rights.
He further criticized his guest for “using the Civil War to talk about black Americans. That war was not fought for black people to have guns.”
Ramaswamy responded, “Black people did not get to enjoy the other freedoms until their Second Amendment rights were secured.”
“Black people still aren’t allowed to enjoy the freedoms,” Lemon asserted.
Lemon brushed off Ramaswamy’s disagreement, telling him, “When you are in black skin and you live in this country, then you can disagree with me.”
Ramaswamy tried to convince Lemon that they should be free to debate these matters regardless of skin color, but the host refused.
“I think it’s insulting to black people. It’s insulting to me as an African American. I don’t want to sit here and argue with you because it’s infuriating for you to put that — to put those things together. It’s not right. You’re telling of history is wrong,” he claimed.
So, to Lemon, anyone who isn’t an African-American shouldn’t be allowed to have an opinion on this – pretty racist, huh?
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