Keith Boykin blew up on fellow CNN political commentator Carrie Sheffield after she claimed the policies of President Donald Trump were helping to improve the lives of African-Americans.
“I would love to see more unifying language coming from the Republican leadership, I’d love to see it coming from the president,” Sheffield first said, during a discussion of the reports that Trump called immigrants from Africa “people from shithole countries.”
“But I do think it is also important to look again at the policies and see how the lives of African-Americans have been improved,” Sheffield continued.
A clearly perturbed Boykin first tried in vain to interject, and launched into a blistering rebuke of the conservative analyst when he got his chance.
“This nonsense that is going on out here from Carrie. Carrie, this is ridiculous,” Boykin started, pointing out that unemployment rate for African-Americans was “cut in half” under President Barack Obama, all while Trump decried those numbers during his 2016 campaign as “fake.”
“He lied about the African-American unemployment rate!” Boykin exclaimed. “And then as soon as he got in office, he inherited the declining unemployment numbers and he took credit for what President Obama did. That’s disgusting, it’s abhorrent and the president should apologize to President Obama, not only for the lies about the birth certificate, but about the lies about the African-American community that he continues to spread!”
Boykin then turned his outrage towards Sheffield:
“And you Carrie, to sit here and defend this, when you should know because you’re a smart person who studied the statistics, you should know that the president did nothing, has not lifted a finger to help the African-American community.”
“I don’t want to hear any nonsense about taking credit for things that President Obama did unless he acknowledges that President Obama had some role in doing that,” he continued. “That’s what’s so indefensible.”
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