On Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain told CNN that black voters "have been brainwashed" into voting Democratic and into "not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view."
The comment, which has received its fair share criticism -- namely from Rev. Jesse Jackson who said “those are very strong words” that are "both demeaning and insulting”-- has also found praise, however. During an interview with MSNBC's Martin Bashir on Thursday, Pat Buchanan endorsed the Republican candidate's comment, telling the host that he understood the point Cain was trying to convey and couldn't agree more.
Below is the original video featuring Cain's statement:
Responding the Cain's assertion, Buchanan told Bashir, "I think the African American community has embraced Great Society liberalism which has been devastating for the African American family."
"...I admire Herman Cain for standing up and going against, if you will, the conventional wisdom, and being a tough African American businessman."
"Brainwashed?" Bashir asked indignantly. "That's a fairly strong term."
"I think what he's saying is they bought a lot of liberal propaganda on the liberal plantation and I think he's right!" Buchanan said.
"On the liberal plantation. Wow." Bashir responded.
Buchanan's interview can be viewed below: