You know who probably doesn’t have the knowledge or moral authority to lecture black people about lack of leadership in their community?
That’s right: The spokeswoman for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
In an appearance on CNN Monday, Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said that the current tensions between police and the black community represented a lack of leadership, from President Obama down to the black communities themselves.
“These are actually symptoms of a much greater problem, which is a severe lack of leadership, not just in this country but in the black community,” Pierson said. “This has stemmed from irresponsibility at the executive level. You have a first black president who injects himself in local issues, particularly when it comes to police, and now we have this problem.”
CNN contributor Bakari Sellers didn’t waste any time dropping the hammer on Pierson.
“I don’t really have any idea what Ms. Pierson’s talking about,” Sellers said. “To say that we don’t have any leadership in the African-American community or to say that we’re just some community walking around aimlessly trying to find or look for some Messiah, it’s just not the case.”
Later in the segment, Sellers said he couldn’t “let Katrina’s statements, which were borderline asinine, go unchecked.”
Check out the whole clip below.