Bongino GOES OFF On Panelist For Comparing MAGA Hats To KKK Hoods
During a Fox News interview, frequent guest and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino fiercely defended the Covington Catholic High School students and their decision to wear the red “Make America Great Again” hats.
The decision resulted in a clash with a Black supremacist group, who shouted racial slurs and other bigoted comments. A third group of Native American activists also got involved.
Bongino said the kids were standing (and sitting) on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, doing nothing wrong until the other groups verbally assaulted them over the MAGA hats.
“It’s like we live in a post-fact, bizarro-world universe,” Bongino said during an interview with Fox News‘ Laura Ingraham, BizPac Review reports. “You have a kid standing there with a MAGA hat… motionless, with a smile on his face, while an adult confronts the kid…What did these kids do wrong?”
From BizPac Review:
Bongino was responding to Bishop Swan’s claims that Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann was harassing and bullying leftist Native American activist Nathan Phillips.
Unedited video recordings clearly show that Phillips approached the teenager ― and not the other way around. Moreover, Nick did not utter any racist slurs while the Native American loudly banged his drum inches from Sandmann’s face.
Keep in mind that the media initially ran with the fake news that Sandmann was the aggressor in the incident. They backpedaled once an unedited video proved their false narrative wrong.
Bishop Talbert Swan then defended the actions of the other groups, which caused Ingraham to interject: “You are a man of the cloth. I know you don’t advocate violence, and you agree ― I would imagine ― that standing there, even wearing a piece of clothing that people find objectionable, is not grounds threatening to kill them, to burn them, and destroy the lives.”
Then, seemingly justifying the actions of the other groups, Swan likened the MAGA hat to the KKK hood.
“We completely agree that there is no excuse of anybody threatening to kill or to burn or to harm anyone…But I also condemned the type of behavior that I saw from those young men,” Swann said.
“It’s a piece of clothing that represents Donald Trump and everything that comes along with that. Donald Trump is an unrepentant racist,” the bishop continued. “The MAGA hat, to many, is representative of a Klan hood or other racist symbols. It absolutely is.”
Bongino had heard enough:
“That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard in seven years of doing cable news that ‘Make America Great Again’ ― by the way, a slogan used by Bill Clinton at times too ― is racist? Are you serious?
So Donald Trump ― who gives you back more of your money, fought for school choice, has black unemployment at the lowest in modern American history ― if he’s a racist, then he’s the worst racist in American history.”
Watch the clash below: