During a recent Florida debate, Republican candidate Ron DeSantis said “let’s build off the success of Governor Scott. The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.” Do you see anything wrong with this?
Well according to liberals it was very racist because he used the term ‘monkey’ and his Democratic opponent is black. Among the people who thought the comments were racist was Fox’s Juan Williams. But Martha MacCallum countered back.
“When I heard it, it didn’t occur to me that way at all. What kind of world are we living in where this is how quickly we jump the gun?” asked MacCallum.” Gillum says, ‘We’re so divided, how sad that we’re divided,’ but ‘it’s not a dog whistle, it’s a bullhorn.’ So, instead of saying he doesn’t want to be divided, he’s using this politically right out of the gate.”
Williams argued back: “We live in an age of heightened racial tensions according to every poll. You come to Ron DeSantis, who is a Trump acolyte… DeSantis not only says ‘monkey it up’ — which I think people might hear as a slur — he says ‘articulate’ and a ‘socialist’ spokesman,” said Williams.
“I understand he’s trying to put down his opponent, as every politician everywhere does, but in this moment it comes across as racially-charged,” said Williams.