Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he has learned why blackface is offensive, after he admitted to darkening his face decades ago as part of a Michael Jackson costume.
The Virginia Democrat spoke with CBS News about a racism scandal that’s engulfing his nascent administration, and said he had learned much about white privilege and race since the scandal erupted.
“Well, several things, starting with I was born in white privilege and that has implications to it,” Northam told CBS News host Gayle King. “It is much different the way a white person such as myself is treated in this country versus –”
King interrupted to ask whether Northam had realized before the scandal that he had been born into white privilege.
“I knew I was, Miss King,” Northam said, “but I didn’t realize really the powerful implications of that, and again talking to a lot of friends that has come crystal clear to me this week. I have also learned why the use of blackface is so offensive and, yes, I knew it in the past.”
.@GovernorVA @RalphNortham says he’s “not going anywhere.” He plans to stay in office, in spite of a racist photo printed in his medical school yearbook.@gayleking sat down with the Democratic governor who still faces calls to resign: https://t.co/jcCcmmkENi pic.twitter.com/B6ORmlihhv
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 11, 2019
The real reason Trump is so jealous of Obama is that he might win an Emmy: Trump biographer
A CNN panel broke out into laughter talking about President Donald Trump's pathetic jealousy of his predecessor, President Barack Obama.
Obama's new book is slated to score major profits, so he was given a substantial advance for the book. Former first lady Michelle Obama has already enjoyed considerable success from the release of her book and tour. The couple has since made a production deal with Netflix for their company that will focus on fiction and non-fiction stories with a positive social message. Meanwhile, Trump is struggling to win reelection.
"Why is this president so fixated on the former president?" wondered Lemon. "Whether it is North Korea, federal judges, a racist birther lie about the former president not being born here, that’s the one that got him into the political scene. It seems like this president has an obsession with former President Obama. What’s going on?"
‘Money can’t buy class’: CNN’s Don Lemon rips Trump for looking pathetic against Obama
CNN host Don Lemon mocked President Donald Trump for being classless up against former President Barack Obama. Over the weekend, Trump has complained about Obama being able to have lucrative book deals and for starting a production company for films and documentaries that promote the social good.
"This started all the way back when we walked out of that deal," said former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), referring to Trump's hatred of the Iran deal. "And earlier in your monologue, you said something very interesting, something I can’t figure out. Why is he angry at Barack Obama? Donald Trump’s president. I mean I was never angry at anybody else that had the job that I then got. I don’t get that. And if that anger is what drove us to walk away from this Iran agreement, that’s a tragedy. Big, big mistake."
Kamala Harris says the Senate will probably ‘coddle’ Kavanaugh — but Americans deserve a new investigation anyway
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speculated that any investigation done through the impeachment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh would likely be far from ethical or accurate. Still, however, Harris wants to see it happen.
"The invisible/not so invisible hand of the White House was basically orchestrating, choreographing, curating, what the Judiciary Committee would learn about this nominee to serve for a lifetime on the highest court in our land, a court that is supposed to do the work of justice, a court where inscribed in the marble that houses it," Harris told Maddow on Monday.
She said that government buildings proclaim "justice under the law" but when given an opportunity to ensure exactly that, the U.S. Senate had a "sham" hearing while the FBI did a "sham" investigation into complaints about Kavanaugh.