CNN's Trump Supporter Tells Black Panelists The Confederate Flag Is "Southern Pride"

CNN's Trump Supporter Tells Black Panelists The Confederate Flag Is "Southern Pride" 

Kayleigh McEnany: The Confederate Flag Is “Having Southern Pride, Which Is Really What The Flag Has Come To Symbolize”


From the August 11 edition of CNN's CNN Tonight:

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KAYLEIGH MCENANY: I remember sitting at Harvard Law and I had a black colleague of mine say "I'm from the south, I understand that most people it doesn't symbolize racism for" however, I understand it does symbolize racism for a lot of other people and because of that it shouldn't be at a state capital. It shouldn't be at a Trump rally. They did the right thing, asking for it to be removed. But I certainly don't think Brandon's a racist for having southern pride, which is really what the flag has come to symbolize, but it is offensive to people and it has no place. 


I do think that's unfair -- to call anyone who has that symbol somewhere in the South, which has come to represent the South as a whole, not just, you know, this horrible moment in history -- 

BAKARI SELLERS: No, it doesn't.

MCKENANY: To call every person ignorant who has that flag, I think that is really kind of an ignorant statement in and of itself. 


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Race & Ethnicity, Diversity & Discrimination
Kayleigh McEnany, Bakari Sellers, Don Lemon
CNN Tonight
2016 Elections
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