Sometimes, when you try to write a headline you stop and read it a few times and you can’t really believe that you just wrote what you did. This is one of those occasions.
Earlier in the week, Kanye West and football great Jim Brown met with President Trump to discuss some issues such as urban redevelopment, economic opportunity for African-Americans, and gang violence. The results were utter lunacy. Kanye West was, on CNN and MSNBC, all manner of subhumanity:
For those keeping score at home, in the last 24 hours folks on CNN and MSNBC have called Kanye:
2) mentally ill
3) a house negro
4) a token
5) a minstrel
6) a white supremacisthttps://t.co/KMNZcS6aEV
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 12, 2018
THIS is @CNN?
"Kanye West is what happens when negroes don't read." (Laughter around)
— Conservative Review (@CR) October 10, 2018
"Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don't read."
–Bakari Sellers, (black) democrat strategist
"[West is] an attention whore, like the president…He’s the token Negro of the Trump administration."
–Tara Setmeyer, (black) CNN analyst
But Trump's an anti-black "RACIST"? pic.twitter.com/g6xHWuRF2q
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) October 13, 2018
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 11, 2018
Here is some of the wisdom dispensed by Cuomo:
Why give it all this hype? Why fan the flames of the foolish? It’s not okay for two big reasons. First: how is it okay to put Kanye on display like this? He’s no elected or appointed or recognized leader of any community on this planet. Is he popular? Yes, for his music, not his politics. His personal history reads more as a rationale for keeping him from something like this, than indulging him…Multiple reports, his own statements, it all makes clear that he has struggled and admitted diagnoses for personal mental health issues. While he raised legit issues of jobs and inner city concerns, when you hear the disassociative ramblings of a man one prized for his intellect and education, there’s something wrong there.
Do you remember the episode of Superman where he does BS kiss up session with Lex Luthor instead of saving people in trouble? Me neither,” Cuomo said. “I’m fine with the president getting praise when deserved. This is not that. This is manufactured, it’s media motivated, it’s a traveshamockery, and the timing alone tells the story of truly messed up priorities. The president does not need fake praise while we have real problems.
Funny that we never had any of these discussions about entertainers Obama brought to the White House to discuss policy issues with. And, as to Kanye West not being an “appointed or recognized leader of any community on this planet,” the fact that Trump brought him to the White House means that he is recognized as a leader. The arrogance of a rich, privileged, white douchebag like Chris Cuomo pronouncing on the which black Americans have leadership roles tripped the circuit breaker on my irony-o-meter.
But this is the masterpiece.
My curiosity wasn’t about what came out of Kanye’s mouth. My wonder went to what is going on in Trump’s head.
Let’s take a look at him. Here is my educated guess, OK? Other than a warm serotonin flush of happy hormone. Imaginary headlines; blacks love Trump…he’s blacker than Obama.
Let’s cut to the chase here. The reason that Cuomo and the rest of the CNN crew are, in the words of the poetic rugby song, “amusing themselves, abusing themselves, and rubbing it in their hair,” over Kanye West’s visit to the White House is because it was significant. Brown and West represent different generations of black Americans and their meeting with Trump makes supporting Trump a much more acceptable position. Trump did better with black voters than did Romney. That was in the face of a full gale of opposition from the media, the Democrat establishment, and a substantial swath of the GOP. I suspect Trump can add at least two or three points onto that accomplishment in 2020. This would be a game-changer because if GOP candidates can start pulling 10%+ of the black vote, the Democrats are a minority party as far as you can see.
Cuomo is an idiot. But that doesn’t excuse his pseudo-analysis of West’s psychological state or playing Miss Cleo with what Trump was thinking. His analysis of West was simply racist. There is no other way to describe it. It was racist and disgusting. His faux mind reading of Trump is exactly what we’ve come to expect from the news media in general and CNN in particular: partisan trash.
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