CNN’s Dana Bash tries to take on Ramaswamy about his Squad/KKK comparison and FAILS miserably

Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy clearly struck a nerve with his calling out of Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and anti-white ideologue Ibram X. Kendi for their blatant racism, likening them to “grand wizards of the modern KKK” and he isn’t going to take it back.

Ramaswamy appeared on Sunday’s edition of CNN’s “State of the Union” where he was defiant when grilled by anchor Dana Bash who seemed to suggest that it is he, and not the left-wing lawmaker who was out of line, a typically gross defense of Democrat racism from the mainstream media.

The young biotech entrepreneur who has taken the nation by storm for his willingness to say out loud what the other GOP candidates don’t dare, triggered leftists during a Friday town hall when he told the audience that the “greatest racism he’s ever experienced comes from the modern left, at a scale unimaginable,” as he quoted Pressley’s disgusting 2019 remarks.

“Ayanna Pressley, she’s in the Congress today,” he said. “She’s a member of ‘the squad.’ Her words, not mine: ‘We don’t want any more black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t want any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice,” suggesting that there is little difference between her and Kendi and the bigots who dance around clad in white sheets.

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“You know, I’m sure, the KKK was responsible for more than a century worth of horrific lynchings, rapes, murders of black people. How in any way are the views you’re talking about are comparable to the views and atrocities committed by the KKK?” Bash asked, attempting to shame him over his spot-on analysis of one of the most overtly racist members of Congress in decades, if not ever.

“What I said is the Grand Wizards of the KKK would be proud of what they would hear her say because there’s nothing more racist than saying that your skin color predicts something about the content of your viewpoints or your ideas,” he told Bash.

Bash sniped back. “You didn’t just say they would be proud, you said these are the words of the modern grand wizards of the modern KKK.”

“It is the same spirit, you’re right about that Dana,” Ramaswamy responded. “I think It is the same spirit to say that I can look at you and based on just your skin color, that I know something about the content of your character. That I know something about the content of the viewpoints you’re allowed to express, for Ayanna Pressley to tell me that because of my skin color I can’t express my views, that is wrong. It is divisive. It is driving hate..,” as Bash continually tried to interrupt him in defense of the congresswoman’s despicable comments.

After some back and forth, Ramaswamy said, “I stand by what I said to provoke an open and honest discussion in this country because there is a gap, Dana, between what people will say in private today and what they will say in public. I think we need to close that gap.”

“I think we need to have real open honest raw conversation as Americans. That is our path to national unity. And there are many Americans today who are deeply frustrated by the new culture of anti-racism, that’s really racism in new clothing, and we need to have that debate in the open,” the candidate continued.

“We all agree that the KKK was an awful organization. That is a toxic stain in our national history. So given that, we can start from that point of agreement. Now that allows us to say, well, who actually sounds more like that organization today? The people who are calling for more racial discrimination on the basis of skin color,” Ramaswamy added.

Considering that CNN has been one of the greatest purveyors of racial hatred in America over the last few years, it should come as no surprise that Bash is siding with the hatemongers.

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