Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) lost it when he was confronted over how low unemployment is for African Americans and his hypocrisy over Michael Bloomberg was appalling.
During an appearance on Fox News with Neil Cavuto, Clyburn was asked about Democrat billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
Cavuto: “If he were the nominee, would you back him?”
Clyburn: “Oh, I’m going to back whoever our nominee is, absolutely.”
Cavuto: “Even with the things he has said about African Americans? Or does that bother you?”
Clyburn: “Well, not as much as what Trump has said about African Americans. Anytime that I go to the polls, I’m considering positives and negatives on all candidates, and I try to go with the one whose positives outweigh the negatives.”
Cavuto: “Well let’s leave the words aside, alright congressman? Let’s leave the words aside. Whether you like his style or not, or tweets or not, or comments or not, he’s delivered the goods for a lot of African Americans, has he not? With record low unemployment levels, one group after another, mostly with African Americans. You don’t think that’s something that’s constructive?”
Clyburn: “No, no, because it’s not true”.
Cavuto: “What do you mean it’s not true?”
Clyburn: “I’m saying African American unemployment is not the lowest it’s ever been, unless you count slavery. We were fully employed during slavery, so it all depends about how you measure this up.”
.@WhipClyburn dismisses the record low black unemployment rate: “I’m saying that the African-American unemployment is not the lowest it has ever been unless you count slavery. We were fully employed during slavery.” pic.twitter.com/avMkpS6A9J
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 19, 2020