On Wednesday, CNN host Don Lemon condemned Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina for “gaslighting” Americans by arguing that “woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy.”
Not familiar with Scott? He is the only Black U.S. senator in the GOP caucus. Earlier Wednesday, Scott appeared on Fox News and stated “woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy.”
After an awkward pause of approximately 10 seconds, Lemon finally found his voice.
“You are gaslighting people. You are giving people misinformation. What are you doing, brother? What are you doing?” Lemon went on to say. “You’re not helping.”
Lemon pointed out that white supremacists were among the rioters who invaded the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and called for the murder of lawmakers.
The CNN host continued, “Were the woke supremacists carrying the Confederate battle flag in the nation’s Capitol? Tim Scott? Tim!” Lemon yelled. Watch the sad, but true hilarity below:
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The biggest problem with comparing the two is that one is a made up trend, while the other is physically and mentally harmful to society.
On March 2, FBI Director Christopher Wray told congressional lawmakers that “there’s no doubt” the riots “included individuals that we would call militia violent extremists and in some instances, individuals that were racially motivated violent extremists who advocate for the superiority of the white race.”
Federal officials have reported a surge in white supremacist violence in recent years. Scott’s home state was the site of one of the worst White Supremacist massacres in US history when, in 2015, Dylann Roof opened fire and killed nine worshipers in a historic Black church in Charleston.
Those weren’t “Woke Supremacists.”
That wasn’t a “Unite the Woke” that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 11–12, 2017. And it legit wasn’t “Woke Supremacists” marching with Tiki torches, chanting “Jews will not replace us” the night before Heather Heyer, a local paralegal, was run down by James Alex Fields Jr.
Ignorance is not always bliss, it continues to perpetuate harm. And Tim Scott, being from North Carolina, you know as well as the Reel 360 team does that you have been called the “N-word” behind your back or in front..
You have been followed by a racist cop or three. You have had white women step slightly to the side because they were afraid you might rob or rape them.
Those are not the actions of “Woke Supremacists.” It is the behavior of racists otherwise known as “White Supremacists.”
Shame on you, Senator Scott. Or perhaps we should call you, “Uncle Tim.”