Marc Lamont Hill might be the hero we all need in this trying times leading up to the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump. The frequent CNN panelist appeared on the network in a heated discussion about Trump’s meeting with Steve Harvey, calling the mogul’s invitation to Black entertainers as a rollout of “mediocre Negroes.”
Hill and a panel of guests appeared on CNN last night with Don Lemon conducting the chat. When Lemon mentioned Harvey’s meeting with Trump, Hill showed respect for the comedian but quickly pondered aloud why he was meeting with the President-Elect. Hill stated that Trump’s reluctance to meet with African-American policy makers and academics is telling and that meeting with Black celebrities isn’t bridge building.
This stance seemed to both Bruce Levell, the executive director of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump group. Levell asked Hill if he knew what Trump and Harvey met about in a bid to highlight that deeper issues were discussed between the pair. Hill fired back stating that whether he was privy to the convo or not, Harvey isn’t the man to represent the interests and needs of Black America to the man who will be running the country in a few days.
“It was a bunch of mediocre Negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo op for Donald Trump’s exploitative campaign against black people,” Hill said to Levell. “And you are the prime example of that.”
As one can imagine, it went downhill from there. Peep the carnage in the clip below.
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