Condoleezza Rice recently did an interview with NBC News and the reporter tried to goad her into saying race relations are worse under Trump.
Rice was having none of it and shut the narrative down faster than you can say media bias.
FOX News reports:
Condoleezza Rice dismisses NBC reporter’s claim that racism is worse under Trump: ‘Sure doesn’t feel worse’
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made it clear that she doesn’t think racism in America has gotten “worse” under President Trump, calling the claim “hyperbole” on Thursday during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show.
NBC News’ Sheinelle Jones told Rice “there are people who will say it feels worse now when we’re talking about race” and said others feel that America is currently a “divisive environment.”
Rice quickly responded, “It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama. So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse race relations today than we were in the past.”
“I think the hyperbole about how much worse it is isn’t doing us any good,” Rice continued. “This country’s never going to be colorblind. We had the initial original sin of slavery. It’s still with us.”
“Oh, come on, alright. I would be the first to say we need to watch our language about race,” Rice said. “We need to watch that we don’t use dog whistles to people… but when we start saying, ‘Oh, you know, it’s worse today,’ no, they’re not.”
Watch the video below:
WATCH: Condoleezza Rice shuts down NBC reporter Sheinelle Jones' claim that race relations are worse under President Trump. pic.twitter.com/HhuhcUlfgN
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) June 21, 2019
Check out some of the Twitter reactions to this via Twitchy:
Good for Condi for shutting this down. The suggestion in the question is the same type of logic as AOC's concentration camps comparison. Stop diminishing legitimate horrors and suffering to score political points against political opponents. https://t.co/APF1yo0187
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) June 21, 2019
Don't play the "race relations are getting worse" card with a woman who lost a childhood friend in the Birmingham church bombing. She lived through real, actual trauma. https://t.co/QXhWSRTqZ3
— Nieds Dead Horse (@NDH_j_m_f) June 21, 2019
— Billy Purcell (@Billy_Purcell) June 21, 2019
All so true!