Herschel Walker challenges Joy Reid to a throwdown as she bashes Thanksgiving as a ‘simplistic fairytale’

A day before Thanksgiving, far-left MSNBC host Joy Reid ranted and raved about the widely celebrated holiday, disparaging it as a “simplistic fairytale” designed to cover up the alleged fact that America was “founded on violence.”

Incidentally, on that same day, Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker, a frequent target of Reid’s rants, challenged her to a debate, and she accepted.

Speaking on her MSNBC program, Reid first argued that it’s “important to unpack the myth of Thanksgiving.”


“It is a holiday riddled with historical inaccuracies, built on this myth that the indigenous welcomed their colonizers with open arms and ears of corn. A simplistic fairytale interpretation of a 1621 encounter between indigenous tribes and English settlers that erases the genocide that followed — it’s the truth Republicans want banned from our textbooks,” she said.

“Because here’s the secret they want so desperately to keep: We are a country founded on violence. Our birth was violent. In 1619, a ship with more than 20 enslaved Africans landed in Virginia, ushering in two centuries of American slavery that left millions in chains or dead,” she added.

Reid continued, “And when those humans in bondage were finally freed, a terrorist organization that was a card-carrying member of polite society — the Ku Klux Klan — picked up where the Civil War ended, using violence to maintain white supremacy. The Klan and its ilk are still active, and as Americans we continue to choose violence. We’re a country that chooses violence over and over again. There is no facet of American society that is untouched by it.”

Critics responded to her rant by pointing out the actual truth that the KKK is an invention of the Democrat Party, not Republicans; by noting that the KKK is barely active these days; and by refuting the notion that modern Americans “continue to choose violence.”


Meanwhile, Walker responded to Reid’s endless trash-talking during an appearance on “The Charlie Kirk Show.”

“I’d love to debate Joy Reid. You know, Sen. [Raphael] Warnock, he’s a slick, talking-smooth dressy guy, but in that debate, I took him to school because he found out a lot of things he didn’t know, and I can do the same thing with Joy Reid any time of the day,” he said.

“I think people sit on TV and they talk. It’s easy to talk, but I’ve been a man that have worked my whole life. I built companies, I’ve signed the front of a paycheck. They’ve never done any of that. They don’t know how to do it. I do. And I say any day of the week she want to debate she can show up here and I’ll debate her as well on any subject. She can come up with the subject, and let’s go at it,” Walker added.


For all of Reid’s talk about the alleged bigotry on the right, she and her cohorts at MSNBC have spent hours denigrating Walker in racial terms.

Last month Reid portrayed him as nothing more than a mindless black puppet being controlled by white Republican masters.

Something similar happened during the summer when one of the network’s guests, Elie Mystal, claimed the only reason Republicans like Walker is because he does “what he’s told” and that’s what Republicans want “from their negroes.”

Reid eventually responded to Walker’s challenge later during her program Wednesday by accepting it.

“OK, Herschel, come on. No seriously. We reached out to your team. We will have you on the ‘ReidOut’ any day. And we can debate. Just tell us when,” she said.

Listen, and note Reid’s smug, condescending behavior?

Vivek Saxena


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