Donalds’ office: “The bar isn’t very high for those on CNN. They usually aren’t interested in telling the truth. They are solely focused on their narrative…”
Florida Republican Rep. Byron Donalds accused the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) of denying him membership because he is a member of the GOP.
Donalds is one of two black Republicans in the house.
Donalds spoke about the allegations on CNN. You know how it went.
Instead of acting like a journalist, Brianna Keller played the sympathetic liberal to the CBC:
However, Keilar spent much of the interview fixating on his past support for former President Trump and various voting rights bills she alleged would restrict minority voters, suggesting those factors may be “incongruent” with the CBC’s mission.
“As a Black man in America, I’m allowed to have my own thoughts on who I choose to support and who I choose not to support,” Donalds responded, after criticizing Keilar for cutting him off mid-answer. Donalds said his opinion of Trump is “irrelevant” to the debate over his relationship with the CBC.
Keilar: Your ideas are “incongruous” with their “mission"
Donalds: "As a black man in America, I’m allowed to have my own thoughts" pic.twitter.com/vN9j4KXpNh
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 10, 2021
Are you kidding me? Donalds’ office tore into CNN and Keilar:
“We were well prepared for her to set multiple traps for the congressman to try and fall into, which he handled with ease,” Donalds’ communications director Harrison Fields told Fox News. “There is no doubt [W]hite liberals can’t comprehend how [B]lack people could be Republicans, especially Trump supporters, so I wouldn’t say that was surprising it was just publicized. She also was obviously justifying the CBC for denying my boss, but that was also not a surprise.”
Fields went on to blast CNN as a network and their obsession with pursuing its anti-Trump “narrative.”
“The bar isn’t very high for those on CNN. They usually aren’t interested in telling the truth,” Fields said. “They are solely focused on their narrative, which, since Trump has been out of the White House, has been to continue to demean and damage his reputation.”
Donalds took the high road compared to Keilar.
ICYMI: This morning, I joined @CNN to discuss the importance of diverse thought and political ideology in the Congressional Black Caucus. As a young Black man born into the inner city, my perspective and conservative ideals should be welcomed to the CBC, not ignored. Watch below. https://t.co/dlc9xSXBWT
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) June 10, 2021
Fields said he spoke to three CBC members about Donalds joining them. So far they’ve only given them the “cold shoulder.“DONATE
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