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Fox News Anchor Pushes Back When Guest Compares Red Hen to Places That Wouldn’t Serve Black People

Fox News’ Leland Vittert spoke with D.C. radio host Chris Plante today about Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to leave a restaurant by the owner, who stood by her decision and said she would absolutely do it again.

Plante said even though President Trump has made some “unforced errors,” he’s “obviously being treated unfairly every single day across the media universe.”

He said Democrats have been ginning up “hatred” against Republicans for years before telling Vittert, “People who know their history would not applaud what we saw with Sarah Huckabee Sanders at this restaurant or with the Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. You wouldn’t applaud this if you did know your history. But if you do know your history and you still applaud, then you’re a very dangerous person.”

Vittert asked him to clarify his meaning and Plante said this:

“The Democrats and their history of racism, I think, is pretty well documented. This is sort of the updated variation of not serving black people at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1960.”

Vittert asked if that’s a bit of a stretch.

Plane responded, “You take a group of people, a category of people––you demonize them, you attach to them… very sinister characteristics. And then you discriminate against them based on these characteristics that you have ascribed to them.”

Vittert jumped in and said, “That is an awfully big leap here.”

“I’m not sure it is,” Plante said. “The Irish, the Jews, the Muslims––you won’t serve these people.”

Vittert elaborated:

“Secretary Nielsen and Sarah Sanders were both discriminated against, if you will, based on their political views and who they work for. Those are both choices. Whether you are black, whether or not you are Irish, whether or not you are Jewish is not a choice. There’s a big difference there.”

Plante still said, “It’s still a category of people being discriminated against because they have been assigned a set of characteristics, fairly or unfairly, that are very negative, very sinister.”

You can watch the full segment above, via Fox News.

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