On Thursday night, discussing with Reverend Jesse Jackson the brouhaha between President Trump and the Philadelphia Eagles over Trump rescinding the team’s invitation to the White House, Fox News host Laura Ingraham took on Jackson’s insistence that some black American celebrities were “insulted by the violations of our people by this president.”
Ingraham pointed out that the Eagles only planned to send a few of the members of their team to the White House, after sending 80 names to the Secret Service. “That’s really lame,“ she said. Jackson replied that Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James and Steph Curry were “insulted by the violations of our people by this president.”
Ingraham fired back, as the screen pointed out that black unemployment had plunged to record-low numbers, “Is that because of black unemployment? Is that part of the violations of the people? Is there any good news for black America under this administration? Do you like the unemployment numbers? Do you like small businesses being created?”
Jackson responded, “He inherited a growing economy. When President Barack came, we lost 800,000 jobs that month.”
Ingraham said (of Trump): “He gets no credit?”
After Jackson praised Obama’s record, Ingraham noted, “Wages weren’t going up.”
Jackson then attacked Trump for his remarks about tariffs and the the G-7, prompting Ingraham to respond:
How you’re turning that into an anti-black thing is beyond me. Were you okay with like millions of jobs were being sent overseas due to globalization and millions of jobs were being bled off to countries like Mexico? That was good for black America? Because call me crazy, but I don’t think that was good for working class people at all. We lost millions of jobs. And this president is actually bringing jobs back to the United States and doing stuff like prison reform with Jared Kushner and others who were working together, including even Democrats. From what I could hear, this president has done nothing good for black America, is that what you’re saying tonight? Nothing?