A former NFL player is threatening a lawsuit against ultra-woke MSNBC host Joy Reid, claiming the left-wing broadcaster smeared him after he appeared with Gov. Ron DeSantis at a bill-signing event.
Last Friday DeSantis was in the Miami area to sign the Stop WOKE Act, which prohibits the indoctrination of students and employees with racist programs promoted as “anti-racist.”
The language of the measure could have been pulled from a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. According to DeSantis’ office, the law says unlawful discrimination includes indicating that members of one race, color, national origin, or sex are morally superior to members of other groups; that person, simply based on his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive; that a person’s moral character or status as “privileged or oppressed” is determined by race, color, national origin or sex; that a person, by virtue of their race, color, national origin, or sex should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment to achieve diversity, equity or inclusion.
Appearing at the event with DeSantis were some Black young men, holding signs opposing Critical Race Theory.
The boys were members of programs run by a foundation created by Jack Brewer, who is black and a former player for the New York Giants.
The controversy started when Reid retweeted a slur by state Sen. Shevrin Jones, a black Democrat from Orlando.
“The fact that @GovRonDeSantis had these Black young men, who are not clear on this message, holding up a sign about something they know nothing about is the real indoctrination,” Jones tweeted.
To which, Reid added in her own tweet, “This mis-use of Black boys is tantamount to child abuse. I would really like to hear the back-story on who these kids were and how they wound up at a DeSantis event. Given how anti-Black DeSantis is, using Black children this way is extra sick.”
Brewer, who is also a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, fired off an angry retort.
“We are a faith-based program where we stand firm on the word of God,” Brewer told Fox News Digital on Monday. “For people to be questioned … this is just a tragedy, and this is the problem with Black America. This is the problem with underserved communities right here. Joy Reid is the example of the crisis going on in Black America.”
Reid, showing how addled she is, later offered another tweet: “Update: heard from a Florida source today that these Black boys who America’s most racist governor used as props came from a Miami charter school (I won’t name the school to spare them from MAGA harassment/threats) & that they may not have known in advance why they were there.”
Ironic, since it makes utterly no sense that “MAGA” would harass or threaten people standing with DeSantis, and given the fact that the only people who were actually attacking the young men were Reid, Jones and other liberals.
But, as The Washington Examiner reported late Monday, “Brewer is demanding an apology or else he will sue for defamation over Reid’s remarks, which were directed at students participating in the American Heroes after-school program run by the Jack Brewer Foundation.”
Brewer himself told the Examiner, “She has completely humiliated my kids and my program. It’s just so hurtful, and she needs to be held accountable. She does it so often. And you know, her words and the way that she comes across to black America leaves a stain on all of us. … I won’t put up with it when it comes to my kids.”
“I’m a vocal advocate against CRT — anything that teaches kids anti-Christ rhetoric and teaches kids to hate and to see each other based on the color of their skin,” Brewer added.
“I have students in my program who have gone to school and been told that they can’t accomplish something because of the color of [their] skin.”
The Examiner also quoted Jane Halbritter, whose nephews were in the photo shared by Reid and who also attended DeSantis’ recent pro-fatherhood event, which liberals also hated.
“I mean, she’s painting these kids like they’re just little black boys that don’t know anything and could be exploited, like they don’t even have their own minds. And I don’t see her doing it with white kids,” Halbritter told the Examiner.
“She doesn’t know the love we have for these kids, and to assume that we would send them into a situation that they were not equipped to deal with or understood in an age-appropriate fashion, that’s just so monumentally insulting, but it also put them at risk because now they’re this poster child for this and kind of at the center of the storm. It’s terrible. It’s really a sad thing.”