CNN's Hill: Trump Uses 'Mediocre Negroes' in 'Campaign Against Black People'

Matthew Balan | January 17, 2017
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[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]

Marc Lamont Hill launched an inflammatory attack on another guest on 16 January 2017 edition of CNN Tonight as part of a diatribe against Donald Trump. Hill claimed that the President-Elect's meetings with African American celebrities were "demeaning" to blacks: "Bring some people up there with some expertise...don't just bring up people to entertain." The BET News host unleashed after Trump supporter Bruce LeVell defended the billionaire: "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. And you are the prime example of that."

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