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MSNBC Panel's Odd Reaction to Picture of Romney's Black Adopted Grandson

"...they find the one black person."

Image source: Twitter.

An MSNBC panel had a laugh Sunday over former Gov. Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson, Kieran Romney, saying that a recent family photo of the Romneys is somehow symbolic of the Republican Party’s “diversity” issues.

During a “caption this photo” segment on the Melissa Harris-Perry show centering around awkward family photos and the most-talked-about pictures of 2013, the host asked her guests to caption a Romney family photo.

“This was one that really, a lot of people had emotions about this baby picture this year,” she said.

Kieran Romney is perched on former Gov. Mitt Romney's lap (image source: Twitter)

Immediately after seeing the photo, guest and actress Pia Glenn said in a singsong voice, “One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just isn’t the same.”

Harris-Perry and her guests, including radio host Jamie Kilstein, The Daily Beast’s Dean Obeidallah and comedian Judy Gold, found Glenn’s joke irresistibly funny.

“And isn’t he the most gorgeous? My goal is that in 2040, the biggest thing of the year will be the wedding between Kieran Romney and North West,” Harris-Perry said, referring to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s baby daughter. “Can you imagine Mitt Romney and Kanye West as in-laws?”

“I think this picture is great,” Obeidallah added. “It really sums up the diversity of the Republican party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person.”

You can watch the “laughs” here (at the 3:50 mark):

(H/T: The Right Scoop)


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