Condoleezza Rice didn’t take the bait when during an NBC interview Sheinelle Jones tried to get her to agree that race relations are worse under Trump:
NBC’s Sheinelle Jones made a statement prompting Rice to push back:
“There are people who will say it feels worse now when we are talking about race or it feels like a divisive environment.”
Rice wasn’t having it and pushed back on Jones:
“It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama, so let’s drop this notion that we’re worse at race relations today than we were in the past. Really? That means we’ve made no progress. Really? I think the hyperbole about how much worse it is isn’t doing us any good. This country is never going to be color blind.”
Jones responds by saying that the tone on race relations starts with the president.
Rice shot that down too:
“Oh, come on, alright? I would be the first to say we need to watch our language about race. We need to watch that we don’t use dog whistles to people who…but when we start saying, ‘It’s worse today,’ No it’s not.”