Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” The Beat DC managing editor Tiffany Cross told the Former Senior Advisor to Sen. Ted Cruz that he had no right to say if someone was racist or not. Later in the show she said if you are not “a person of color,” it’s not “your place” to determine if President Donald Trump is a racist or if anything is racist.
“It’s accurate, you have to call a thing a thing. I think that’s part of the reason why we got here because in 2015, when he kicked off his campaign with a bunch of racist rhetoric, there was a hesitancy to call it out. The first two years of his presidency when he introduced ridiculous white supremacist policies and would follow that up with additional racist rhetoric and we have an echo chamber of people repeating these things, we didn’t call a thing a thing. So I feel like now finally we are here. I understand there are maybe some people who get tired hearing about it. You know, kind of tough luck. There are a lot of people who live it and endure it every day for decades and centuries who get tired of experiencing it,” Cross said.