Joy Reid Hits Byron Donalds With Brutal Reality Check Over Jim Crow Remarks | EUROtoday

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MSNBC host Joy Reid wasn’t having it with Rep. Byron Donalds’ (R-Fla.) declare that critics are twisting his phrases on Thursday after his remarks that Black American households had been “together” throughout the Jim Crow period of authorized segregation.

″[They’re] saying I used to be being nostalgic or saying that Jim Crow was good for Black individuals, that’s all political spin, it’s a lie, it’s gaslighting and that’s actually unlucky,” mentioned Donalds, who made the feedback at an occasion for former President Donald Trump’s 2024 marketing campaign on Tuesday.

Reid would go on to hit the Florida Republican, who’s reportedly on Trump’s vice presidential shortlist, with a “challenge” to his claims.

“You started out talking about your family, talking about your mom, talking about being raised and you on your own brought up Jim Crow,” Reid famous of his remarks on the outreach occasion for Black voters in Philadelphia.

“In fact, you said Jim Crow three times for emphasis. It wasn’t the media or the Democrats or gaslighters who brought up Jim Crow. It was you. You brought up Jim Crow.”

Donalds’ feedback sparked criticism from Black congressional leaders together with Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, who referred to as on the Republican to apologize for “misrepresenting one of the darkest chapters in our history for his own political gain.”

Reid later requested Donalds to pinpoint a “specific period” throughout Jim Crow that he’d think about being a superb time — or a “golden era” — for Black households.

“Joy, I never said that. And see, this is where the gaslighting comes in –,” he mentioned.

“No, no, I’m gonna read what you said. No, no, no, hold on. Stop. Stop. No. That’s not what you said. Let’s play what you said. Play what he said,” Reid interjected earlier than the 2 continued to spar.

You can take a look at extra of Reid’s fiery interview with Donalds beneath.