Former Black Caucus Official: ‘America Has Never Been Great’

‘Nobody wants to go work for a racist!…’

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Angela Rye

(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) A CNN political commentator berated a Trump supporter during a segment for defending President Trump, yelling “America has never been great.”

Angela Rye, the former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, repeatedly interrupted Gina Loudon, a vocal Trump supporter, claiming Trump harbors racist views.

She pointed out that few minorities work in the White House.

“I’m telling you that it’s a problem in this White House with the staff and the reason why it’s slim pickings, you know why?” she asked. “Because nobody wants to go work for a racist!”


Rye continued, saying that not a “single black person” works in the White House.

“And don’t you dare say to me Ben Carson, because he doesn’t work there,” she said. “And how dare his gifted hands, who’s a brain surgeon, and who has never done anything on a construction project, become the secretary of Housing and Urban Development!”

Rye generated conversation back in 2016 when she rolled her eyes at another host during a CNN panel at the Republican National Convention.

In an interview with Trevor Noah in January, Rye said she was just expressing what everyone was feeling.

“Normalizing the crazy, normalizing the bigotry, normalizing the xenophobia, normalizing the racism, that’s not okay,” Rye told Noah.

She said that Jemele Hill, an ESPN contributor, got in trouble for “stating the obvious — that Donald Trump is a racist.”

During the CNN interview, Loudon said Rye was forcing a false narrative and ignoring positive accomplishments like low unemployment rate for African-Americans.

Loudon compared her comments to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who recently said “American has never been great.”

Rye interrupted again: “But American never has been great!” she said. “And it’s not great because people like you come on and lie for the president of the United States. You ought to be completely ashamed of yourself.”