The highly-entertaining triggering of the Left by Kanye West continued on Monday afternoon when the rapper tweeted a conversation he had with a man named Steve via text message that stated a horribly inconvenient truth about Democrats: they were the party of slavery.
“Abe Lincoln freed and protected the slaves and he was republican,” reads the message. “Republicans were the ones who’s helped black people … democrats protected the rights of the slave owners in the South.”
This, of course, is factually accurate and never ceases to trigger the Left fulminating with revisionist history and outrage. Monday was no exception. Here are some of the angry reactions of Hollywood elites and other leftists:
Chrissy Teigen is so upset she can’t use her words.
Journalist Sarah Mangla says Kanye’s “embarrassing himself.”
New York City-based radio host Nik Carter goes to the debunked “southern strategy” talking point.
As does The Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern:
As does musician John Legend:
In the above tweet, radio host Charlemagne Tha God acknowledges the truth about slavery and Democrats but minimizes it by adding, “to say Republicans helped black people but imply Democrats never have is stupid.”
Here’s a video from Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University Carol Swain at Prager University debunking the so-called “southern strategy”:
And here’s Swain addressing the Republican Party fighting against slavery:
Kanye wasn’t fazed by the emotive reactions and still kept an open mind, later tweeting out ideas from the great conservative thinker Thomas Sowell via a screenshot of a text message conversation: