Geraldo Rivera Calls Out Fox Host For Labeling Clinton's Comments On White Privilege "Phony Pandering"
Rivera: "What About This Outrageous Possibility That There Is Truth To What She Says?"
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From the April 15 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Yesterday in the debate just shows you where this left debate is at. Here's Hillary Clinton, this is from earlier. We're talking about race relations, and here is Hillary Clinton on, I guess, white people should apologize more.
HILLARY CLINTON: White Americans need to do a much better job of listening when African-Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day. We need to recognize our privilege and practice humility, rather than assume our experiences are everyone else’s experiences.
KILMEADE: Can't they see through the pandering? Can't they see through the phony pandering which you just saw? Isn't that an insult?
GERALDO RIVERA: She wasn't talking to convert white people. She was talking to reassure black people, I got your back. I'm in your corner --
KILMEADE: Did she see the flashing red light though, they were taping it?
RIVERA: What about this outrageous possibility that there is truth to what she says? That white people do have to recognize that many black mothers, when their kids go out at night, are more fearful of the interaction of their child with the police than they are with the crooks. You know, that is a reality, and I think that by her bringing it up it's not a bad thing. Particularly given the demographic, practical, pragmatic, ruthless politics of the moment.