See her tweet below.
Look, there are African American men in this shot! How much did he pay them to be “blackground”? pic.twitter.com/pTkoHTIpQl
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 24, 2019
It is true that Trump won only eight percent of African-American voters in the 2016 presidential election (though he did better on that point than 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney).
Yet Trump’s approval rating with black voters has reached a number as high as 40 percent.
But for a moment, let’s forget about all that — and focus on what Midler is actually saying.
The outspoken liberal actress seems to believe that the only way black men would attend a Donald Trump campaign event is if they were compensated for doing so.
We can assume this means she also believes black Americans would never show up because they agree with the president.
Does Midler believe all black people hold the exact same political beliefs? Are they not individuals with differing viewpoints who should never be judged collectively just by the color of their skin?
Because there’s a word for that.
Bette Midler dismissed African American supporters of President Trump as "blackground" and accused them of being paid to attend a Trump rally. https://t.co/fXttJmIMPj
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 24, 2019
Racism. There are enough Americans of all colors who are attracted to Trump’s message, even those who might not be very political.
The notion that all black people have to agree with what Bette Midler believes — and that all black Americans must also agree with each other — is not only extremely patronizing, it is the definition of racism, in our view.
Too many liberals do so much screaming about racism that when they engage in that same behavior, it goes completely over their heads.
So the next time Bette Midler wants to rant about how racist the president is — she might want to take a look in the mirror.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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