Biden U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield Faces Backlash For Attacking U.S.: ‘CCP Propaganda’
US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and President of the Security Council speaks during a press conference for the Security Council programme of work in March at the UN Headquarters in New York on March 1, 2021.
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Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Biden’s U.N. ambassador, faced widespread criticism on Wednesday after she bashed the U.S. while speaking to a far-left organization run by “genuine bigot” Al Sharpton.

Thomas-Greenfield said the Biden administration wants to have “humility” as it raises the issues of “equity and justice at the global scale.”

“I tried to do this recently in the UN General Assembly when I spoke on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,” Thomas-Greenfield said. “That day and commemoration was personal for me. So I told the UN some personal stories. I told them how my great-grandmother, Mary Thomas, born in 1865, was the child of a slave, just three generations back from me. I grew up in the segregated South; I was bused to a segregated school. On weekends, the Klan burned crosses on lawns in our neighborhood. I shared these stories and others to acknowledge, on the international stage, that I have personally experienced one of America’s greatest imperfections. I’ve seen for myself how the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles.”

Thomas-Greenfield faced subsequent backlash over her remarks from a wide range of critics, including:

  • Christopher Rufo, expert on critical race theory: “Yikes, it’s like CCP propaganda, straight out of the American ambassador’s mouth!”
  • Rachel Bovard, policy analyst: “She’s offering a straight faced apology for America – still the freest country in the world – to UN Human Rights Council member countries who execute people for being gay.”
  • Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N.: “The Biden administration criticizing our country in front of the world’s worst human rights abusers & oppressive regimes is a win for our enemies. America is the freest, fairest country in the world. We shouldn’t have trouble saying that.”
  • Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR): “In the Cold War, we relied on Soviet diplomats to condemn America at the UN; in the Biden administration, we just do it ourselves.”
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Perhaps our ambassadors should defend America. And not kiss up to the brutal tyrants (including Cuba, Venezuela, Russia & China) on the UN Human Rights Council.”
  • Ben Shapiro, host of “The Ben Shapiro Show”: “The fact that the governing administration of the United States is going around telling the world that the foundational principles of the country are racist — a country that has spread more prosperity and freedom than any in human history — is despicable beyond words.”
  • J Michael Waller, policy analyst: “Not even the Chinese, Russian, North Korean, or Iranian ambassadors to the UN talk about America this way.”
  • Allie Beth Stuckey, host of “Relatable”: “This is postmodern, CRT nonsense that has no correlation to reality and will truly be the death of us. This is the Biden admin doing our enemies’ bidding.”
  • Amy Alkon, science columnist: “Whoopsy! Seems somebody forgot to read the Constitution she took an oath to uphold! It ultimately prevailed, and from its inception, initially led the world in establishing individual rights— transforming other societies as well as our own.”
  • Harminder Singh, activist: “Who needs the CCP to bring down America when you have people like Thomas-Greenfield doing a better job?”
  • Harmeet Dhillon, attorney: “This is a total disgrace. America is the paragon of freedom throughout the world. Why are our leaders doing the job of our enemies?!”
  • Josh Hammer, Newsweek editor: “The 1619 Project-ification of America. Appalling.”
  • Zaid Jilani, progressive writer: “I can’t recall a UN Ambassador talking about the founding of their country in this way before. Putting aside whether it’s true (it isn’t true), I don’t know any of the leaders of any of the countries in the world that talk about their country in such an oikophobic way.”

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