Lindsey Kornick at Fox News reports that Joy Reid and others in the liberal media orbit found another reason to rage against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: when South African-born billionaire Elon Musk suggested he could support DeSantis for president in 2024, DeSantis said while he’s primarily focused on the 2022 gubernatorial election, he welcomes "support from African-Americans."
Joyless Joy raged on Twitter:
If said before that @GovRonDeSantis is a humorless, more openly fascist version of Trump. Here he is displaying the former quality in that for him, “humor” means mocking Black Americans with his own, idiotic and offensive version of replacement theory. Black Floridians take note. https://t.co/X25PoKLubv— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) June 15, 2022
ABC News contributor Yvette Simpson was pretty much in the same boat, complete with worse-than-Trump verbiage:
And we thought we couldn’t do worse than Donald Trump. They are saying the “racist part out loud” and laughing about it. No more white sheets—-it’s all out in the open now. 😳👀🙄 https://t.co/bVeTTDvbEi— Yvette Simpson (@ysimpsonpower) June 15, 2022
"Is there a joke somewhere in here? I don’t get it," CNN commentator and "The View" co-host Ana Navarro wrote.
CNN legal analyst Norm Eisen tweeted, "I understand the ugliness of what he‘s doing here because I am a member of a minority too. We are not a punch line & neither are Black Americans. Jokes about skin color & physical features have no place. This is sick."
Eighties pop star Richard Marx just tweeted "What a f---ing tool".
Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart (also of PBS and MSNBC) was almost speechless:
Y'all! https://t.co/o1a9T4VYLg— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) June 15, 2022
MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan went for sarcasm (complete with disapproving Anger emoji for the slow MSNBC viewers):
Hilarious! 🤦🏽♂️😡 https://t.co/WFRt34LL6p— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) June 15, 2022
It might give you a little nostalgia for the 2004 presidential campaign, when John Kerry's uber-rich wife Teresa Heinz Kerry would tell black audiences that she was "African-American," since she was born in Mozambique. To be fair, the Democrats didn't like it then, either. They "shuddered."
PS: DNC boss Jaime Harrison tweeted DeSantis desperately needs Ex-Lax. What does that mean??
Perfect example of someone in desperate need of some Ex-Lax. https://t.co/yZjI47iIUV— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) June 15, 2022