In an interview with CBS Evening News, three female Trump voters — two of them black — gave their reactions to the president’s comments since the deadly weekend in Charlottesville and with what they said, we are shocked CBS even aired the segment.
Atlanta correspondent Mark Strassman asked the ladies, “Has your support for Trump lessened one bit?”
He couldn’t finish the sentence before he was barraged with answers from all three:
“Not at all!”
“Not one bit?” Strassman pressed, clearly taken by surprise.
Janelle Jones said, “I don’t look at him as, you know, my pastor or my moral leader. I look at him as the leader as it relates to governmental issues.”
“We’re not looking for somebody charming, we’re looking for a man who knows how to turn things around and he’s got a track record of turning things around,” said Ellen Deal.
Deal criticized the media for turning Charlottesville into a black/white issue when it's really a left/right issue, and more specifically, “left fringe and right fringe.”
Strassman, still in shock, stuttered asking, “The Confederate statues don’t bother you?”
“No,” said Lucretia Hughes. “It’s history. I wasn’t born back then. You wasn’t either. So, why is that affecting us? If anything, we should grow and learn from it. Just like Martin Luther King said, you don’t judge people by the color of their skin, you base that on their character.”
Hughes continued to blow Strassman’s mind when she said she doesn’t listen to what the media or the Left has to say about racism or President Trump because, get this, she actually thinks for herself:
“I think for myself. Period. Nobody’s going to tell me what to think, or how to think. I’m not gullible, and I’m not blind. It’s my decision if I’m going to support someone or not. Not go by what other people has to say. And to me, what I’ve seen, and what I love, he’s not going to lose my support anytime soon.”
Jones jumped back in, saying, “I’ve been a Republican before Donald Trump. I will be a Republican afterwards. I honestly don’t see this issue of racial divide addressed until we remove identity politics out of the political process.”
Strassman said the women blame President Obama for making race relations worse in America because his platform, and the Democratic Party’s, was all identity politics, all the time.
You can imagine the shock of the CBS producers trying cut this piece together and finding nowhere to deceptively edit the women’s words to drive the anti-Trump narrative. It reminds us of this moment from last year during the campaign, when a black MSNBC host was race baiting Trump and mistakenly cut to a black Trump supporter who said the media needs to stop race baiting. Her reaction was priceless: