On Friday, political commentator Bakari Sellers said that he was exhausted at the amounted of racism in America, after governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) was discovered posing in a racist photo.
A photo from Northam’s medical school yearbook surfaced and shows a man in blackface standing next to a man in a Ku Klux Klan hood. Northam admitted that it was him in the photo, but failed to clarify which man he was.
“Do you think the governor should resign? CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Sellers.
“It’s exhausting. It’s exasperating. Can people just not be racist?” Sellers said.
“I think Democrats have to stand up and call for his resignation,” he said. “He was a 25-year-old man in blackface or in a KKK outfit. Neither one of those is acceptable. The KKK, all they did was terrorize, lynch, brutalize African-Americans throughout the South. You don’t get a pass for that.”
He added, “You cannot be the leader of a state like Virginia with those issues in your past.”
Sellers then explained that we are not too far removed from our countries racist past.
“People talk about systemic racism, and a medical school allowed a picture like this to be published in their yearbook. And no one saw anything wrong with that in the 80s? When I say we’re not that far removed from our past which is strangling us — you cannot disagree with that point,” he said.
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Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC
Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.
Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.
"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.
"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.
Stephen Colbert says Trump hates The Squad because ‘he’s the leader of the rival gang The Klan’
Stephen Colbert returned to "The Late Show" on Monday after a two-week summer vacation and wasted no time updating his viewers on the latest from "Racist-in-Chief" Donald Trump.
"There were some big stories while we were gone. The sun rose in the East, a bear relieved itself in the woods, Donald Trump was racist," Colbert said.
"And this wasn't just any run-of-the-mill, this was a humdinger. A new personal best at being the worst," he explained.
"Yesterday the president pinched out a steaming pile of tweets against freshman Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Oman of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachuttes and Rashida Tlaib on Michigan -- known in DC as 'The Squad,'" Colbert said, while the audience clapped loudly at the mention of "The Squad."
Seth Meyers hilariously ridicules Trump for not knowing the Constitution: ‘Article II — nobody’s ever seen it before’
After a long vacation, late-night shows returned to bring some levity to the difficulty of the news cycle. Such was the case when "Late Night" host Seth Meyers ridiculed President Donald Trump for not knowing The Constitution that well.
"Number one: there's no crime. And how do you obstruct when there's no crime?" Trump asked during a brief statement Friday. Martha Stewart would take issue with that statement.
"Also take a look at one other thing. It's a thing called Article II. Nobody ever mentions Article II. It give me all these rights at a level nobody has ever seen before. We don't even talk about Article II," Trump said.