Reporter asking about Trump’s ‘racist rhetoric’ gets shut DOWN by Black, Latino supporters

NBC News’ Dasha Burns recently received a wake-up call when she tried “confronting” black and Latino Trump supporters with some of former President Donald Trump’s allegedly “racist” rhetoric.

Appearing on MSNBC this Friday, she said she confronted several black/Latino Trump supporters who attended the former president’s jampacked rally this Thursday in the Bronx.

But when she confronted them with Trump’s allegedly past “racist” and “bigoted” remarks, they basically told her they really didn’t care.

Listen:

“They are just so focused on what their lives are like right now, what they can feel tangibly, that when I push back with those comments, they shut that down,” Burns revealed Friday.

They were “black and Latino voters that are sick of how much they’re paying for gas and groceries, that are frustrated with the situation at the border,” she said.

She went on to express how surprised she was to discover a multitude of minority Trump supporters who were immigrants who, surprise, surprise, support the former president’s tough immigration policies.

“Well, this might sound a little counterintuitive, but I did talk to folks in that crowd who themselves were immigrants,” she said. “A lot of people that I talked to were born and raised in the Bronx. For some of them, this was their first ever Trump event. And when you talk to immigrants that are going to these Trump rallies, they agree with his message on immigration.”

“Their point is, ‘Look, I did it the right way. I came here legally.’ And especially those living in New York right now, the sentiment I heard from a lot of voters was, ‘We have these immigrants right now that the city is taking care in a way that I’ve never felt taken care of by this city,'” she added.

And finally, when some of the Trump supporters dinged current President Joe Biden for the “ain’t black” remarks he made to Charlamagne tha God in 2020, Burns tried hitting back with Trump’s allegedly “racist” and “bigoted” rhetoric. But it didn’t work.

“Multiple people actually mentioned that Charlamagne tha God interview,” she said. “I did press back with some of those folks, mentioning some of Trump’s rhetoric that’s been seen as racist and bigoted.”

“They said they don’t have a problem with that. They view his actions over his words in terms of what they feel he can do for their community,” she added.

The Bronx rally where Burns confronted Trump supporters was a huge hit, with the crowd way surpassing the 3,500 who were expected and reportedly reaching as high as 25,000 people.

By speaking in the Bronx, Trump became the first presidential nominee to campaign there since the late former President Ronald Reagan spoke there over 40 years ago.

Speaking with the Daily Mail, Bronx resident Muhammad Ali, 50, later revealed he used to think Trump was racist but then wised up.

“We need a patriotic president at the moment and I find Donald Trump more patriotic for the moment than Joe Biden,” he asserted.

Among the crowd were a large number of blacks and Hispanics — two minority groups that Biden and his fellow Democrats have been accused of taking for granted.

“I’m here tonight to declare we are going to turn New York City around, and we are going to turn it around very, very quickly,” the former president said as he took the stage at Crotona Park. “We are going to make New York bigger, better and greater than ever before.”

“Sadly, this is a city in decline. I’ve never seen it like this. We have filthy encampments of drugged-out homeless people living in our places where we spent so much time with our children that they used to play, lunatics killing innocent bystanders by pushing them on the railroad tracks,” he added.

To address these problems, he vowed to bring safety and prosperity back to the city.

“We are going to turn New York City around,” he said. “We’re going to bring safety back to our streets. We’re going to bring success back to our schools. We’re going to bring prosperity back to every neighborhood in every borough of the greatest city of our land.”

“We’re going to make New York bigger, better and more beautiful than ever before, and that includes right here in the Bronx and it’s going to be done and funded, starting on Jan. 20, directly from our great and beautiful White House,” he continued.

Vivek Saxena

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