Fox pundit 'ignoring 400 years' walks into smackdown from Donna Brazile: 'You do not recognize my existence'
Donna Brazile and Tammy Bruce appear on Fox News (screen grab)

Democratic strategist Donna Brazile lashed out at Republican pundit Tammy Bruce on Tuesday and accused her of ignoring "400 years" of racism in America.


During a segment about the Republican National Convention on Fox News, Bruce praised President Donald Trump.

"It is about a man who cares about the American people more than he cares about his next job," Bruce insisted, "and winning in the sense of, 'Oh, it's just got to be about the next election.' He has given up everything as has his family to change this nation and get her back on her feet so we as Americans can live lives that best suit us."

Before finishing, Bruce slammed the ongoing protests for racial justice.

"No Democrat has spoken out," she complained. "Americans have a choice and the fact is is that the Republicans are showing an expanse of what the American sensibility is and what the American future is. It's not some discussion over some seminar of complaints."

Brazile accused Bruce of sounding like a broken record.

"It sounds like I will never be an American in your world," Brazile charged. "Because after 400 years, my family cannot walk out of this house without fearing violence."

"No one is saying that!" Bruce objected.

"Yes, you are," Brazile insisted. "You need to listen as well as talk. I listened to you and what you do is ignore the pains of people who are hurting, you ignore the pains of people who just want to breathe."

Bruce continued to talk over Brazile and was interrupted by Fox News host Brian Kilmeade.

"Tammy, hold on one second," he advised. "Donna, your point is you're ignoring 400 years."

"Don't be so condescending and patronizing!" Brazile exclaimed. "To tell me that I cannot tell my story. Tammy, the story of people who are struggling to live and breathe are just as important as the story of one man."

"She doesn't want to answer," Bruce muttered.

"It's offensive when you say that," Brazile said.

"Did you ignore 400 years?" Kilmeade asked Bruce.

"Yes, she did!" Brazile chimed in. "She's ignoring it because they don't see it. Tammy, I see it every day. Brian, you got me up this morning to have me listen to this diatribe from someone who does not live my existence and do not recognize my existence. You do not recognize my existence, Tammy."

"And you haven't recognized mine or anyone else's," Bruce quipped. "We're all at the same table as Americans."

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