Quantcast
Connect with us

WATCH: Trump fan Stephen Moore tries to explain what black parents want — to a black parent

Published

on

Former Trump advisor Stephen Moore tried to explain to CNN’s Van Jones what black parents want for their children — without acknowledging that Jones himself is a black parent.

The discussion centered on the Trump administration’s new policy created in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting meant to make schools “safer” — but that many critics say will unduly punish minorities.

“It’s ironic to me that this whole commission was set up to deal with mass shootings,” Jones said. “There has not been a single African-American or Latino kid doing a mass shooting and yet somehow they get their protections stripped away but we’re not talking about guns.”

But according to Moore, the policy change is a good thing.

“I wonder if there’s any American who really believes that the problem with our government schools today is that there’s too little discipline,” the economist said.

Moore then added that he’s “disappointed” in Jones for disagreeing with a policy that the New York Times said will mandate more punishments for minorities.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I’ve been to a lot of these public inner-city high schools in places like Detroit or my hometown of Chicago or Washington, D.C., and you go into these schools and you see the utter chaos that goes on,” the former Trump adviser said. “You go down the street to the Catholic high school that’s really a block away, and you can hear a pin drop in those schools and there’s learning going on.”

“The issue for minorities, Van, as you know, is that these kids are not learning,” he said.

Host Erin Burnett asked Moore to respond to Jones’ point and he continued along the same line of reasoning — at which point the former Obama aide cut in.

“You’ve had your turn,” Jones said. “I get a chance to respond.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Moore didn’t stop speaking, however, and brought up the common straw man fallacy of “black-on-black crime” by discussing black students fighting with other black students.

“If you want to take your time to attack black people, go ahead,” Jones said. “But I want to talk about the actual issue.”

The CNN analyst tried to again bring up his point that the Trump administration used the Parkland massacre to rollback an Obama-era policy meant to curb over-punishment of minority students — but Moore wouldn’t listen.

“I talk to black parents all the time,” Moore said.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I am a black parent,” Jones responded, later noting that “it’s not a choice between you either have no discipline and these schools are terrible or you let African-American kids be disproportionately punished.”

Watch the chaotic exchange below:

Report typos and corrections to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quiet’

Published

on

Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

Published

on

Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

Published

on

After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

Continue Reading
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

I need your help.

Investigating Trump's henchmen is a full time job, and I'm trying to bring in new team members to do more exclusive reports. We have more stories coming you'll love. Join me and help restore the power of hard-hitting progressive journalism.

TAKE A LOOK
close-link

Investigating Trump is a full-time job, and I want to add new team members to do more exclusive reports. We have stories coming you'll love. Join me and go ad-free, while restoring the power of hard-hitting progressive journalism.

TAKE A LOOK
close-link