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NBC Reporter Claims Racism Is Worse Under Trump, Condoleezza Rice Dismantles Her

NBC reporter Sheinelle Jones pushed a theory that racism has gotten “worse” under President Trump, but former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wasn’t having it.

“There are people who will say it feels worse now when we’re talking about race,” Jones said during an interview with Rice on NBC’s ‘Today’ show.

Ah yes, using the guise of ‘others’ saying it as a means to push the narrative. Jones also insisted some people feel America is currently a “divisive environment.”

Divisive politically, yes. But Rice wasn’t about to feed into the narrative that race issues are worse today because of Trump, swiftly picking the argument apart.

Rice on Fire

“It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama. So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse race relations today than we were in the past,” Rice demanded.

Rice has spoken at length about her upbringing in Jim Crow Alabama, even crediting the Second Amendment with her family’s protection.

“Let me tell you why I’m a defender of the Second Amendment,” Rice said during a guest hosting stint on ‘The View.’ “I was a little girl growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, in the late fifties, early sixties. There was no way that Bull Connor and the Birmingham Police were going to protect you.”

“And so when White Knight Riders would come through our neighborhood,” she continued, “my father and his friends would take their guns and they’d go to the head of the neighborhood, it’s a little cul-de-sac and they would fire in the air, if anybody came through.”

Meanwhile, Jones continued to press Rice on the matter, suggesting racism in this country “top down, it starts with the president.”

“Oh, come on, alright. I would be the first to say we need to watch our language about race,” Rice said. “We need to watch that we don’t use dog whistles to people … but when we start saying, ‘Oh, you know, it’s worse today,’ no, they’re not.”

The former Bush administration official went on to mock Jones for fretting about President Trump’s comments about considering accepting foreign oppo research.

“Let’s not overstate this, alright?” Rice dismissed.

Race Relations Narrative

Jones might want to push her argument off on ‘others’ but regardless of the source, it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

Rasmussen recently found that 33 percent of U.S. voters think life for young black Americans has gotten better since Trump’s election.

“By comparison, in July 2016, Obama’s final year in office,” they found, “just 13% said life for young black Americans had gotten better since the election of the nation’s first black president.”

Bolstering those findings, a poll one month prior to the 2016 election showed a majority of Americans believed race relations had worsened under Obama. 54% said the divide had grown worse, while a very low 16% said it had gotten better.

By contrast, in May of 2009, mere months into Obama’s first term, 32% of all Americans believed race relations had improved, while only 6% said they had gotten worse.

That is a massive 64-point turnaround.

Another study conducted by University of Pennsylvania scholars shows that “white Americans’ prejudice toward Latinos and African Americans declined” since Trump took office.

Consider the narrative that Trump has made racism worse officially toast.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • Obumma had every chance to make this country better and he went out of his way to attack white Americans and blame everything on the white race. He was in the perfect position to bring everyone together and every chance he had to do the right thing he would attack and blame white's for all his (I would say failings but he never tried to fix a problem, he was just to busy sturring up trouble) failures. And the Media and the left ate all his BS like it was Filet Mignon .

  • I'm pleased that Ms. Rice put this racist woman in her place. After all, she does work for Nothing But Communism (NBC).

  • This is the best, most accurate post that I have read on this thread...the American Black community has been marginalized by “progressive” elites who believe that blacks can not compete or advance on their own merit. The social engineering foisted on the black community has incentivized the breakdown of the black family, promoted dependency on welfare, and strives to institutionalize their “victim” status. All for the sake of getting votes to keep these elites in power. Generations of black Americans raised fine families, advanced their education, financial, and social status, and overcame the regrettable racial policies of the past. The left’s policies are intended to keep minorities poor and dependent, so they can buy their votes with welfare, affirmative action, and free stuff.

  • He didn't have enough POWER in his eight year reign to blow out his birthday candles! Merely a Puppet! Especially, in the first term! By the second one, he had become so arrogant, egotistical, self-gratifying even SORROWS (who spent multi-millions in grooming) hated him!

  • BTW; His OWNERS put him in "solitary" (monitored by VJ) in 2004 after he voted for GW Bush! It almost done in their carefully laid plans for his debut within the next few years! So, they decided to start the process of paving the interstate to our WH before he did another "Foe Paw" (sic)! They're still mad at him for playing the arrogant egoist after all they did for him! BUT; he's more dangerous now than he was back then!

  • The BIGGEST reason race relations suffered during the Puppet's rain (sic), was because for the FIRST time since he entered politics he used RACE as a way to get the black vote! He didn't need it as a "mixed race" state Senator and brief US Senator, because very few people even knew who he WAS! He spent most of his time campaigning for his cousin in Africa, and taking as little part in US politics as possible! Keeping him very private until he ran for President! The two Senatorship's were merely to get his size 12's wet for the grand entrance for which he had been groomed, tutored (think Frank), coached and Americanized! His "creators" knew he would be funded mostly by radical countries, so they had to build a 'base" to hide it! Who better than blacks to support America's first BLACK President; He declared them ALL as his 'brothers and sisters", promising THEM he would repay them for what the bad ole white people had STOLE from them! HE would repair their homes, build them schools, and clean up the black communities! But FIRST, he had to teach them to organize themselves by "selecting' the ones who his backers selected, and applied the Saul Alinsky method to! HE was HALF white, 25% Arab and 25% black, but it worked when he declared he was running for President! Who'd verify that all the small amounts "donated" by them to 0'B's campaign came from one-use, untraceable gift cards of $20.00+- via rebels? By the multi-MILLIONS!

  • PTSports Frisco, You may as well quite trying to converse with this Hoffman lady because all she is doing is surfing Leftist sites for these made up pics and posting them. It is obvious she has never had an original thought in her life. I bet she is probably a kid with too much time on her hands, at least if not in age then absolutely in mentality.

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