A Black woman had some choice words for White Trump supporters she appeared with on an MSNBC panel, and she did not hold back.
During the panel, held in North Carolina in advance of night two of the Republican National Convention, White Trump voters attempted to explain that they support Trump because "White America feels frustrated" and he is trying to "reinstate" America "back to what it should be."
For the lone Black Democrat on the panel, attorney Althea Richardson-Tucker, that was all she needed to hear to ask one very important question of her fellow panelists: Which America, exactly, is that? (The panel begins at approximately the 1:30 mark.)
Trump voters get schooled by Black woman after saying 'white America feels frustrated'youtu.be
Speaking calmly, clearly and forcefully, Richardson-Tucker put everyone in attendance on the spot.
"I don't know which America you are seeking. Is it 20 years ago? Is it 10 years ago?"
"Is it the 1940s, the 1950s, the 1960s? We were discriminated against, we were vilified. We do not want to go back to that."
"However, going back to a country that believes in Democracy, that's the country we want to see."
The question came on the heels of the White panelists explaining at length their frustrations with being misunderstood and vilified for supporting Donald Trump.
Republican Courtnay Aycock explained:
"Speaking for white America, we're not bad people. We are very angry that African-Americans and the Black American community has been marginalized, victimized."
"...what happens is, it's like if you align yourself with Donald Trump, you're a racist."
Another White woman, Hayden Desio-Munn, echoed this sentiment.
"I've tried to have these conversations and was just force-fed that I was wrong just because I was a white woman and I was a Trump supporter."
Aycock then added that White America's support of Donald Trump essentially boils down to hurt feelings.
"We are suddenly all bad and so I think where white America feels frustrated [and it] makes us want to vote for Trump. So, it's kind of backfiring."
On Twitter, the panel left people appalled and angry.
Just saw @ChrisJansing have a clip of 3 white women who literally said they're "speaking for white America" and the… https://t.co/KHJNy0wZIr— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1598368961.0
If you support a racist, then YOU are a racist! How hard is that to understand? #TrumpIsANationalDisgrace #blm… https://t.co/IdGb5vBAkD— Dada Lives! (@Dada Lives!) 1598386641.0
She *almost* had it when she said "White America feels frustrated." What she should have said was "White racist Ame… https://t.co/Ro8Sl4WbDQ— Dan «#antifa» ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻🏴☭ 🏴☠️ (@Dan «#antifa» ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻🏴☭ 🏴☠️) 1598385534.0
@Kmmora5 @DCotter1 @ElieNYC @ChrisJansing They want to go back to a time when they didn't have dignify a black woma… https://t.co/OzdkOY1qBz— You can't steal my joy (@You can't steal my joy) 1598372416.0
We support a man whose racism is on display 24/7 and you're so mean to us about it! “So what happens is, it’s lik… https://t.co/OBc3egCKMc— Portia Ambitious Woman McGonagal (@Portia Ambitious Woman McGonagal) 1598385830.0
@ElieNYC @ChrisJansing As a white suburban woman those b--ches do NOT speak for me. 70 days, 70 days, we have to do this.— Cathie Laama (@Cathie Laama) 1598369186.0
@RawStory “So what happens is, it’s like if you align yourself with Donald Trump, you’re a racist.” You may not be… https://t.co/AFkyuoWAV7— Eric Kenney, MSIS, MPA, MA (@Eric Kenney, MSIS, MPA, MA) 1598384088.0
And many felt moderator Chris Jansing did not do enough to push back against racist comments made by the White women--especially one in which one of the women called vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris "angry" and asserted that she is not actually Black.
@mayatcontreras @ChrisJansing @SRuhle So, they let a racist white woman call KDH an angry Black woman but also some… https://t.co/MFfItOg3oX— Mia (@Mia) 1598367105.0
@ChrisJansing @SRuhle @MSNBC Was great that you let the racist talk and didn’t push back.— Dreams In Green (@Dreams In Green) 1598364249.0
@ChrisJansing @SRuhle @MSNBC Why do you keep centering these women? Why not interview women that aren’t his support… https://t.co/b58AprXiSM— fourdegreesofdez (@fourdegreesofdez) 1598365771.0
Despite the diametrically opposed views highlighted in the panel, the women who participated told moderator Chris Jansing they would like to meet up privately to continue the conversation. Perhaps there's still hope for reaching some understanding.