MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart is a very delicate fellow.
As a gay, black man, he sees racism and homophobia everywhere – and it’s all just so traumatizing.
Take for example Donald Trump’s recent rousing speech in Warsaw – you know, the one that was cheered by everybody and likened Ronald Reagan in its defense of western values.
At some point, Trump said that “we write symphonies,” to describe what Western culture is all about.
Well, Capehart – who is a Putlizer-prize winning columnist – just lost it.
It was that word – “symphonies” that sent Capehart reeling.
“In this whole run of things – you know, talking about Western civilization, he threw in there ‘we write symphonies,’” he said. “And that’s what triggered the alarm bells for me that this was not just speech about western values or Western civilization, this was about something else.”
When you watch this, pay attention to Yahoo News’ Bianna Golodryga. Her facial expressions are priceless.
Take a look:
Capehart then actually asked the assembled bobbleheads about whether or not Trump’s use of the word “symphonies” was synonymous with “white nationalism.”
Is that racist now? We can’t enjoy a symphony?
This isn’t the first time that “as a gay, black man” Capehart has been just terrified. Just after Trump’s election, Capehart broke down into tears thinking about the “dismantling” of Barack Obama’s legacy.
I can’t help but feel bad for this guy. His world is consumed with triggers, racism and homophobia. He can’t possibly be happy, can he?
H/T: The Right Scoop