While visiting MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning to promote his new book Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years, the 53-year-old comedian had some biting words for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“I think he’s a racist,” he told host Joe Scarborough when asked about what he thought of Trump. “You can’t equivocate. If I’m in a car, and somebody I’m with commits a crime, I can’t make a reasonable argument that I didn’t know.”
“And I think you can’t be a little bit pregnant, and I don’t think you can be a little bit racist.”
Hughley also spoke on Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, and race in America.
“We’re a very bipolar country,” Hughley said. “I think we want to be aspirational. Like, we put Harriet Tubman on the 20, and leave Andrew Jackson on the back. So, a slave on the front and a slave-owner on the back, which means even when we’re on money, we still have a supervisor.”