Fox News host Sean Hannity and his guest Kevin Jackson clashed Tuesday night with well-known "Black Lives Matter" activist DeRay McKesson.
The segment started with Hannity noting that McKesson had been present at protests in Ferguson, Baltimore and now McKinney, Texas.
"Is this what you do for a living?" Hannity asked. "Is this your profession now?"
"You know, I'm somebody who is focused on justice. Is this a question you're asking me because I am a person of color? Would you ask white people this too?" McKesson asked Hannity.
The Fox News host, seemingly surprised by the comment, responded, "It has nothing to do with race, it has to do with is this your profession? You know, you're tweeting out that you're a professional protester."
McKesson rejected Hannity's characterization.
"That's not what I've said. If you've actually looked at my tweets, you've heard me say that I'm actually unemployed. You want this to be that narrative," he countered.
Hannity then asked multiple times how McKesson supports himself and has the money to travel to various protest locations if he is unemployed.
"So Sean, will you keep yelling? Or will you let me answer?" McKesson said.
"I didn't yell once yet," Hannity quipped back. "But I'd be glad to. If you want to hear me yell, it's pretty loud."
"Yeah, so Sean, behave," McKesson replied, adding that he has been using his "savings and contributions from my friends" to support his activism.
Hannity then switched over to Jackson.
"Kevin, I guess we have professional protesters. Nice way to make a living I guess," the Fox News host said.
"Sean, dont lie!" McKesson interjected.
Jackson then slammed the activist.
"Here's what I will tell you about DeRay. ... You haven't been to the funeral of any cop that was killed in the line of duty. I'll bet you haven't saved up for that. I'll bet you haven't been to the celebration ceremony of cops who have protected many many black people for decades. I'll bet you have never been to one of those celebrations. I'll bet you haven't been to the funeral of any of the kids that are killed who aren't in the types of scenarios where race-baiters and race-pimps like you appear!" he said.
"Those are the things you should be caring about. I'll bet you don't care about these neighborhoods once you leave and start problems or the money that has to be spent to restore them when people like you leave! You're just a sucker that's going around country starting problems, not caring about what happens after the fact because it's giving you a bit of notoriety! You should just admit that. You're a race-pimp!" Jackson added.
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