Ok, the ridiculousness from Trump supporters just gets more extreme by the day. First, we have Donald Trump planning to build a massive wall to keep Mexicans from crossing the border. As if that wasn’t farcical enough, now we have one of his endorsers advocating a plan to help African-Americans “return” (he doesn’t like the term “go back”) to Africa.
In a CNN interview with Carol Costello, Pastor Thomas Rodgers joined political analyst Angela Rye to discuss Trump’s courting of African-American voters. Rodgers spoke of his own plan for jobs, which is to send troubled young African-Americans back to Africa for economic opportunities. He said they needed a leader and that many (because that is an accurate measurement of the populace for which Trump deems factual) do not want to “stay here” and would like to “return” to the motherland. Rodgers says:
“Matter of fact, where our ancestors came from, from the Indian Ocean all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, that’s 4,000 miles and we want to go back and help with the highways all the way across, to create jobs, train rails, pipelines, oil, petroleum. They create jobs for young people that can’t find jobs here, that the Democrats have not did.”
Angela Rye, a Democratic CNN commenter, had a difficult time holding back laughter at the thought of a bridge stretching across the Atlantic Ocean to Africa. She said:
“So, I guess I’m confused. I’m not sure if you are talking about building a literal bridge back to Africa or you’re talking about working on actual infrastructure to build roads in Africa. If you’re talking about building a bridge back to Africa, I think that’s probably impossible. I apologize for laughing.”
Rye even tweeted about laughing at the idea after the interview:
I didn't. No straight face about it. https://t.co/4P4hDIvPiD
— Angela Rye! (@angela_rye) August 30, 2016
And, the batshit crazy Trump train continues to roll on.
Watch pastor who endorsed Donald Trump speak about building a bridge to “return” to Africa, here:
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