On Fox Business, Ed Rollins claims NFL protests are a political strategy by the Congressional Black Caucus to “play the racist card”
Rollins: "They have to play the racist card, and the racist card is very un-American"
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From the August 10 edition of Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight:
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ED ROLLINS: We are back to the old NFL tricks again, and one of the guys who kneed last night basically said well, it's 60 percent of all prisoners in prisons are African Americans -- like that's President Trump's fault? Or is that the people who have committed crimes?
My sense today is this is a president who basically is trying to create jobs, trying to fix the environment for African Americans and everybody else.
LOU DOBBS (HOST): Well, the absolute bald, straight-forward fact is he's working on prison reform and doing more than any one of those people on their knees talking big about the president and disrespecting both him and the country.
ROLLINS: Well, this is a political strategy. Obviously, the Black Caucus is getting more revved up for the elections.
They're looking to elect the first Black speaker, is what they're talking about today, with a number of candidates, there's meetings going on all the time.
And in order to do that, they have to play the racist card, and the racist card is very un-American and very detrimental to not just this president, but to all Americans.