Diamond and Silk: It’s time Black people look at themselves before calling others racist
Diamond and Silk are still out there spinning for Trump.
This time, they’re trying to make the “shithole” comments work for Trump. On “Fox & Friends,” they claimed that the accusations of racism are nothing more than Black people projecting their own faults.
“What I don’t understand about these lawmakers is why are they pushing this narrative?” Diamond said, according to The Atlanta Black Star. “You know there’s an old saying, ‘what you think you see in others is what’s in you.’ So maybe they need to get the racism out of their own hearts toward this president so that we can move this country forward.”
“The same Black people who are talking about racism this, and racism that – Black people are racist toward their own race … Just look at the derogatory names they call [us], like coons and Uncle Tom,” Silk added.
Silk went on to say, “So before you start saying something about the white man being racist check yo’ own self and take a look in the mirror and look at your own Black race being racist toward each other.”
You can watch the whole cringe-worthy rant below.
‘Why do we want all these people from shithole countries?’
In a meeting on immigration last week, President Donald Trump used damning language in reference to immigrants from Africa, Haiti and other “shithole countries.”
“Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” Trump told a bipartisan group of senators in the Oval Office, according to the Washington Post and CNN.
The president’s comment was made during a meeting with six senators hoping to come to a compromise on immigration.
After Sen. Dick Durbin proposed to end the visa lottery in exchange for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for countries like El Salvador, Trump reportedly interrupted him when Durbin got to Haiti.
Trump went on to ask why the US would want more people from Haiti and African countries, rather than countries like Norway. The president also asked if Haiti could be left out of the plan, reports the New York Times, “Why do we want people from Haiti here?”
Obviously, there was immediate backlash to these comments, and even Diamond and Silk are having trouble spinning this one.