Trump supporter Sheriff Clarke fired back at CNN panelist Marc Lamont Hill for referring to black Trump supporters as “mediocre Negroes” during a contentious panel discussion over Trump’s visitors since the election.
The debate sparked up Monday on a CNN panel as Don Lemon hosted. After Marc Lamont Hill criticized Trump for meeting with African-Americans in the entertainment industry rather than those with a background in political policy, another panelist reminded him of Trump’s diversity coalition.
Hill responded, “Yeah, it was a bunch of mediocre Negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo-op for Donald Trump’s exploitative campaign against black people. And you are a prime example of that.” Levell is the executive director of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump.
The interaction got a lot of attention, especially with those accusing Hill of using racially charged language.