Apparently ex-GOP county chair Don Yelton never took a course in crisis management; nor does he think he’s in the midst of a PR crisis after deriding “lazy blacks” on The Daily Show Wednesday evening and subsequently resigning from his post. While continuing to defend himself from accusations of racism, Yelton has dug in even deeper, using the “n-word” repeatedly to make his point.
“When a n—– can use the word n—– and it not be considered racist, that’s the utmost racism in the world, and it’s hypocrisy,” he told The Wrap.
According to Yelton, not only is the Republican Party “gutless” for forcing him out of his position, but they missed a perfect opportunity to use his comments as proof they are tolerant of many views.
“They can turn it into a positive if they want to,” he told The Wrap. “The party does not try to control the speech of individuals. That’s the point they could have made. You have to let people have an opinion.”
Instead, he lamented how the party chose to accept “this comedy show” as “the truth” and “come down with an iron fist.”
“There’s no political party that’s going to tell me what to say as long as I have breath in my body,” he concluded.
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