Media Libs Screech at DeSantis Joking About Elon Endorsement: 'African-American Support'

June 16th, 2022 6:47 AM

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: 

ABC News contributor Yvette Simpson was pretty much in the same boat, complete with worse-than-Trump verbiage: 

"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: 

MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan went for sarcasm (complete with disapproving Anger emoji for the slow MSNBC viewers):

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??