This is what you call an unexpected moment in television news.
OK, so remember how over the last several months the big discussion about Donald Trump has been his supposed sexist, homophobic, racist, bigoted, Islamophobic and xenophobic tendencies?
Well, catch this, from a man who’s deeply entrenched in black culture, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, BET.
Reported by Breitbart, and picked up by the Analytical Economist writing for Allen B. West‘s website, founder Bob Johnson said this during a recent media interview: “[Johnson] says he is confident that President-elect Donald Trump will have a positive impact on the lives of African-Americans. Johnson met with Trump in New Jersey on Sunday, and told CNN that he left the meeting ‘understanding that President Trump is committed to reaching out to African-Americans.'”
That doesn’t exactly sound like Johnson is worried about Trump’s supposed racist views.
And Johnson, who’s black, can’t exactly be described and dismissed as a Trump voter.
The report goes on: “Johnson supported Hillary Clinton’s failed White House run.”
Hear that thud? That’s the sound of 10,000 mainstream news media microphones dropping in shock at the content of Johnson’s interview.
The BET bigwig pleaded with black America to “find common ground with President-elect Trump” and said “we ought to do it in the best interest of African-Americans and the best interest of the country,” Breitbart reported.