The raw emotions of one Canadian news pundit covering the U.S. presidential election struck a chord with many on social media Tuesday night.
As it was becoming apparent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was likely to win the White House, activist Danielle Moodie-Mills disagreed with a CBC anchor who speculated that Americans could not “accept a woman in that job.”
“I do not believe that this is people saying I couldn’t possibly have a woman in this role,” Moodie-Mills insisted. “This is so much bigger than that. This is about — and I will say it because I have literally nothing left to lose tonight — this is literally white supremacy’s last stand in America. This is it. This is what this looks like.”
“This was black people being pushed out of rallies. This was a young boy with cerebral palsy and having his wheelchair kicked,” she continued. “This is hatred on a level that we have not seen since Jim Crow.”
According to Moodie-Mills, Trump’s shocking win was not about Hillary Clinton’s likability or her email scandal.
“We underestimated as Americans how deep our hatred was of ‘the other’, how deep white uneducated Americans felt about the demographic shift,” she said. “We underestimated that level of insidious hatred. And what you have is a man, he went around, he stoked every fire, he lit every bridge — every bridge — and just opened the floodgates.”
By Wednesday morning, the clip had been shared over 40,000 times on Twitter.
Watch the video below from CBC, broadcast Nov. 8, 2016.