The mainstream media and the left are losing their minds over a tweet shared by Donald Trump Jr. questioning whether Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is an “American black.”
The retweet is being characterized as a racist attack on Kamala Harris and some are equating it to the Barack Obama birther controversy.
The post Donald Trump Jr. retweeted was from an African American, who was reacting to the fact that 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ parents are Jamaican and Indian.
Kamala Harris is *not* an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican.
I’m so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) of our history. It’s disgusting. Now using it for debate time at #DemDebate2?
These are my people not her people.
— Ali Alexander (@ali) June 28, 2019
Trump Jr. shared the tweet asking, “Is this true? Wow.”
He later deleted the retweet due to the misunderstanding of his intent.
“Don’s tweet was simply him asking if it was true that Kamala Harris was half-Indian because it’s not something he had ever heard before,” spokesman Andy Surabian told the New York Times. “And once he saw that folks were misconstruing the intent of his tweet, he quickly deleted it.”
Meanwhile, CNN is proving once again why they are the leaders in fake news by running this ridiculous story:
CNN said in a recent report that: “Attempts to undermine Sen. Kamala Harris’ racial identity had been festering on conspiratorial corners of the internet for months before being elevated to the mainstream by Donald Trump Jr. during last week’s debate”
However, that is incorrect. The question of Sen. Kamala Harris’ racial identity was “elevated to the mainstream by Don Lemon. Their own reporter.
What the outrage echo chamber fail to mention and forgot to be outraged about, is the fact that CNN’s Don Lemon argued the same position as Ali Alexander in an exchange with network contributor April Ryan.
Lemon strongly argued over whether Harris was African-American.
“There is a difference between being African-American and being black,” the CNN anchor insisted. “Latino people are people of color, but they are not black, they’re brown people.”
“She is a black woman,” Ryan interjected.
“I agree with that, but is she African-American?” Lemon shouted back. “All she had to do was say, ‘I am Black, but I’m not African-American.’”
When Ryan tried to point out that many Africans ended up in the Caribbean, Lemon interrupted to say, “Jamaica is not America. Jamaica did not come out of Jim Crow. I’m just saying.”
Video of CNN’s Don Lemon arguing that Kamala Harris is NOT an African American pic.twitter.com/665UPkOS90
— Wojciech Pawelczyk 🇵🇱🇺🇸 (@PolishPatriotTM) June 30, 2019
Which is what Ali Alexander (@ali) was arguing as well. He even offered a rational, detail oriented argument of his position on his Twitter feed.
Jamaicans are Jamaican.
African-Americans descended from Africa. Our history is that of slavery here. Harris’ family were actually slave owners.
She is a brown woman. I’m not going to rob her of anything but I will not allow her to rob my people and our history. Ups and downs.
— Ali Alexander (@ali) June 28, 2019
While the left is outraged over Ali Alexander’s Tweet, purely because president Trump’s son shared it because you know, orange man bad and all that, they are silent about Don Lemon who said that back on February 11th of this year.
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