MSNBC host Tiffany Cross recommenced the racist diatribe against Republican Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) over the weekend, calling the black senator “token,” “tap dancer,” and “clown” among a litany of other racially charged insults in response to his rebuttal of President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress.
Scott had once again become the subject of racist attacks from the left last week after declaring in the GOP response to Biden’s speech that “America is not a racist country.” As if trying to prove Scott wrong by openly displaying their racism, liberal critics on social media piled on with insults for the senator, at one point causing “Uncle Tim” to trend on Twitter.
That apparently wasn’t enough for Cross, however, who took the opportunity on Saturday to launch some attacks of her own on network television.
“Name a political, social, or economic institution in America where widespread disparities and discrimination does not exist,” the Root’s Michael Harriot said, to which Cross responded, “The hollow institution that resides inside Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s head. No racism there, and apparently no sense either.”
Tim Scott is a “stone fool,” Cross charged before adding that he “does not represent any constituency other than the small number of sleepy slow-witted sufferers of Stockholm Syndrome who get elevated to prominence for repeating a false narrative about this country that makes conservative white people feel comfortable,” as images of the other prominent black conservatives flashed on the screen.
Tiffany Cross Rebuts Senator Tim Scott’s Comments On Race in America | MSNBC
During the segment, Cross slandered Scott as a “token,” a “clown,” and a “tap dancer” for Republican Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (Ky.). Yet she failed to refute a single policy proposal from Scott’s speech, saying only that she wouldn’t “argue with people Harriet Tubman would have left behind.”
“There are two sides to every token. So thirsty for white approval, this dude actually stood on the national stage to defend the voter suppression law in Georgia,” she said, repeating lies about Georgia’s voting law — which actually expands early voting hours.
“Please, senator, say more about how un-racist the country is, while you trot out that tired line about going from ‘cotton to Congress’ to clown,” she continued, echoing an egregious probe of Scott’s family heritage recently put on by Washington Post fact-checkers.
“Perhaps, this was merely Sen. Scott’s audition to be Sam Jackson’s understudy in the film ‘DJango,'” Cross added before calling herself a “daily survivor of institutional racism.” In the film Cross referred to, “DJango Unchained,” Jackson played a head slave in 1800s America who looks down upon other slaves and is known for loyalty to his master.
Unsurprisingly, Cross’s racist tirade against Scott earned applause from fellow progressive MSNBC host Joy Reid.
Oh Miss @TiffanyDCross is giving Tim Scott the business right now…
— Joy-Ann 😷Reid (@Joy-Ann 😷Reid)1619883240.0