The Republican Party nominee in Virginia’s 2018 U.S. Senate campaign made extraordinary claims that America has moved on from racism — drawing an immediate rebuke from the two black men on MSNBC at the same time.
Guest hosting AM Joy for Joy Reid, the Rev. Al Sharpton repeatedly asked Stewart to name a single black leader supporting his candidacy.
“In 2018, Corey Stewart is running, he has said on national TV he’s been voted on several times by blacks in this county and I’m asking him for the third time to name me one black leader in Virginia that’s supporting you for the Senate,” Rev. Sharpton noted. “Because I’m sure if you had that record, they’d have to be at least one that says, ‘send this man to the senate, he will fight for everybody equally.’ Name them.”
“You’re so obsessed with race, Reverend, it’s unbelievable,” Stewart argued. “The country has moved on, you’re stuck in a different time.”
“I understand your pain, Reverend, it’s a very difficult interview, he’s unable to answer any of the questions,” fellow panelist and MSNBC regular Touré noted. “Later we can ask him if the Civil War was fought over slavery, that will be very interesting.”
“Touré, for someone my age, you should know the country has moved on. We have mixed communities today, mixed families, people don’t look at each other based on their race first anymore,” Stewart claimed. “We have moved on, America has benefitted, America is better today than it was.”
“I wish that the nation had moved on, I wish that it would be just that easy to say that bias is gone, but it’s simply not, it’s deeply ingrained in all of us,” Touré replied. “As a nation, we continue to see black and brown people as worth less.”
“And we have a president who is openly racist,” Touré argued. “And the David Dukes and the Richard Spencers of the world support and celebrate and worship him.”
Rev. Sharpton returned to Stewart’s inability to name any black support in a commonwealth that the U.S. Census Bureau estimates is 19.8 percent African American.
“I asked you to name me a black leader in your state supporting you, just like Kellyanne Conway couldn’t name the black in the Trump administration, you can’t name a black leader,” Rev. Sharpton noted.
“I gave you the opportunity to just shut me down and you bolstered my argument,” he noted.
“That’s why I love to have you on,” Rev. Sharpton added.
Ocasio-Cortez dunks on Liz Cheney again for using Nazi language to defend Trump: ‘Enjoy defending concentration camps’
Dick Cheney's daughter continued to receive ferocious backlash after she falsely claimed that Donald Trump's tent cities are not "concentration camps."
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) demanded Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) learn history -- while revealing she knew little -- during a Twitter outburst.
“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something ... we need to do something about it," Ocasio-Cortez noted.
Trump is ‘completely shutting down’ oversight: CNN’s Toobin slams the White House’s move to limit Hope Hicks testimony
On Tuesday, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin tore into President Donald Trump's White House for moving to limit what former Communications Director Hope Hicks can tell the House Judiciary Committee in her upcoming testimony.
Hope Hicks, a former communications official at the White House, will testify behind closed doors tomorrow in the House of Representatives, the Judiciary Committee," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "But the White House is now saying she has immunity — she doesn't have to answer questions regarding the time she served in the White House."
"You said she's going to give testimony," said Toobin. "I believe she will attend the hearing. I think that's the accurate way to put this."
WATCH LIVE: Trump’s 2020 campaign launch in Orlando
President Donald Trump's fans stood in a storm through Florida as they awaited being let into the Amway Center for the 2020 campaign launch. Meanwhile, the Orlando Sentinal was dropping a truth bomb on their reasons for endorsing "Not Trump."
Outside the Orlando rally, as fans were getting drenched, the president was leaving the White House ranting about how there were "both sides" to the false conviction of the Central Park Five. And once supporters finally made it inside the Amway Center, they were greeted with a message from a booming 1984-esque voice telling Trump supporters what to do if there are protesters.