The tweet was blunt and to the point.
Comedienne Chelsea Handler had this to tweet about the President’s pardons since he has been in office:
While our president exonerates criminals and releases them from jail, notice what color they all are.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 18, 2020
Alas for Ms. Handler and her life in the Leftist State Media bubble she quickly got an answer from the Trump-pardoned Angela Stanton-King:
Famously, the President also commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson who had served 21 years of a life sentence for drug trafficking. Ms. Johnson is an African-American.
Many African-Americans, like Angela Stanton-King – not to mention Dr. Ben Carson – have had enough.
So too is Tynice Nichole Hall, she too having served years – 14 in her case – for a drug offense. The list of pardoned or sentence-commuted “people of color” also includes Judith Negron, Crystal Munoz, Dinesh D’Souza and the late Jack Johnson, the famous boxer.
The Washington Examiner noted that:
“Comedian Chelsea Handler was slammed on Twitter this week for claiming President Trump only pardoned white people.”
The real question here is: why does Handler tweet such blatant ignorance?
There is an answer, and that answer was supplied long ago by none other than now-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson.
Recall, as here in the Huffington Post back in 2013 Dr. Carson was in the news because he had challenged President Obama’s policies at the National Prayer Breakfast – with the then-President seated a handful of seats away.
Liberals were aghast -furious. Mark Levin invited Carson on his radio show – and the HuffPo wrote it up this way – and I have added bold print for emphasis.
“Dr. Ben Carson, a black Johns Hopkins University neurosurgeon and conservative favorite after challenging President Barack Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, said Monday on ‘The Mark Levin Show’ that white liberals are ‘racist.’
‘And you’re attacked in many respects because of your race. You’re not supposed to think like this, and supposed to talk like this. A lot of white liberals just don’t like it, do they?’ said Levin, host of the syndicated radio show.
‘Well, they’re the most racist people there are. You know, they put you in a little category, a little box — you have to think this way. How could you dare come off the plantation?’ responded Carson.”
That would be the liberal intellectual plantation on which black Americans are supposed to remain – a plantation run by white liberals like…Chelsea Handler.
And many African-Americans, like Angela Stanton-King – not to mention Dr. Ben Carson – have had enough.
Which, as her tweet indicates, Chelsea Handler simply doesn’t get. So she played the race card.
But of course she did.