A black supporter of Republican President Donald Trump told a CNN reporter on camera that "white guilt" in today's America should not exist.
The reporter told Diante Johnson — founder and CEO of the Black Conservative Federation — that he saw a "No White Guilt" T-shirt at the pro-Trump "Mother of All Rallies" in Washington, D.C., Saturday and noted that such a message "might not be that open to folks with diverse perspectives."
But Johnson gave what many would consider a surprising response: “When it comes to ‘No White Guilt,’ I agree with that." He acknowledged that while some white Americans "feel guilty for what their ancestors did," he insisted that "they shouldn’t have to feel guilty. This is America."
Johnson — who said he's politically active and worked on the campaigns for Trump and Ben Carson — characterized the rally as "kind of like a Trump reunion. A lot of people here we found out that we're Facebook friends, we've been defending each other, but we never met each other in person."
And he left no doubt about his feelings about Trump: "I just love the president. I love what he's doing, and I love what he's going to do."
The CNN reporter told Johnson that "clearly a lot of prominent African-American leaders" don't agree with his sentiments and asked, "What do they have wrong about their perception of Donald Trump?"
Johnson countered that they "haven’t done the research" and pointed out that Trump's book, "The Art of the Deal," reveals "exactly how he operates and why he does what he does. He’s playing 3D chess."
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The CNN reporter later added that Johnson was "one of the many African-American speakers" at the rally, and that "we did see a cross-section of Americans" at what turned out to be a peaceful assembly.
All of which would seem to stand in opposition to the left's mantra that Trump is a racist — and more recently, according to ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, a "white supremacist." Such declarations — while popular water-cooler talk — haven't typically been bolstered by evidence.
But Johnson's words and presence at the rally should speak volumes.
(H/T: The Daily Wire)