“Fox and Friends” hosted a black conservative blogger who compared Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to Ku Klux Klan leaders.
Crystal Wright, a blogger at Conservative Black Chick and the author of “Con Job,” agreed Friday morning with host Brian Kilmeade that the candidates were “slamming law enforcement and our criminal justice system at last night’s debate again, in an attempt to appeal to minority voters,” reported Media Matters.
“It doesn’t resonate with me, but yes it resonates to black people who want to keep buying the Democrat lies,” Wright said. “Don’t we hear this every presidential cycle? Every election? Over the past 50 years, Democrats say the same thing about black people — we’ve got to stop the mass incarceration, we’ve got to stop the high crime, high employment. Have any of those problems been solved? No.”
Kilmeade said Democrats take the black vote for granted, but he admitted that Republicans don’t even try to reach out to them — but Wright offered a grab bag of racially charged language to suggest Clinton and Sanders were racists.
“Bernie and Hillary, just like Barack Obama and every Democrat before them, has done nothing for black people but tell them lies, and then what happens is they look at black leaders and they fight to pimp out the black vote,” Wright said.
Wright, who last week suggested that Republicans should write off black voters as slaves to the Democratic Party, argued the exact opposite point and backed her point with a bizarre analogy.
“I have always said Republicans need to go out there and ask for the black vote, because blacks should no more vote for Hillary or Bernie than they should the grand wizard of the KKK,” Wright said.
Wright, who argued during a “Fox and Friends” appearance last month that Democrats were “literally killing black Americans” with guns and abortion, said Clinton and Sanders should have blamed black parents for mass incarceration.
“They keep giving us all these bad policies, and (during Thursday’s Democratic debate) you know what they should have said, Brian? Hey, black people, stop having 72 percent of your babies out of wedlock and your kids won’t be going, won’t be massively incarcerated and arrested,” Wright said.
Kilmeade agreed that would be an interesting message, but he expressed doubts about its appeal to actual black voters.
Watch the segment posted online by Media Matters: