What do the following people have in common: John McCain, James Comey, Jeff Sessions and Joe Scarborough? Correct: they are all black women whom President Trump has attacked.
What, you say? You thought they were white guys? You must not have been watching Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, where Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org claimed:
“[F]or every Trump controversy there seems to be a black woman that this administration wants to take down publicly, dehumanize and really just try to destroy. And it’s incredibly dangerous, troubling and disgusting . . . They’re so afraid [of] powerful black women.”
The fact is, that when it comes to criticizing people, President Trump is a champion of equal opportunity. From his primary opponents to members of the media, to political opponents within and without his party, to foreign leaders, Trump has been as gender and color-blind as they come. He’s knocked them all.
For Jean-Pierre to suggest that Trump has singled out black women is not just wrong. It’s the kind of thing that pours gasoline on the fire of racial resentment in our country.
Note: Jean-Pierre’s closing comment about the Trump admin being “so afraid [of] powerful black women” added some armchair-psychoanalyst edge.