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CNN Commentators Spar Over the ‘Ignorance’ of Trump Bringing in Don King for Black Outreach

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-12-28-33-pmAngela Rye is not known for being one of the quieter commentators on CNN. She has plenty to say when it comes to Donald Trump‘s attempts at black outreach from recent weeks.

Today, while introducing Trump at an event, Don King dropped the n-bomb. Trump supporter Joseph Borelli appeared with her on At This Hour to talk about the incident and he downplayed King’s use of the word and his candidate’s smirk when it happened. He even tried to deflect by saying black rappers use the word all the time.

Rye dismissed that in short order, then went on to say that bringing in King put Trump’s “ignorance” of the black community on display. She explained that among people of color, King is regarded as outrageous and he “is not a respected figure” because he is “trivialized in the community” overwhelmingly.

When asked why his candidate would bring King in, Borelli said he didn’t know but “obviously he’s trying to show something.”

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