When Donald Trump ran for president, he told voters he was going to ‘Make America Great Again.’ It was a loaded slogan. The message was meant to appeal to white people who felt that non-white people getting rights was some kind of infringement on their own freedom.
Another right-wing trope is that minorities are trying to change everything that they hold dear. That often means the ‘cancellation’ of holidays or traditions. So it was no surprise, last night, to see Pete Hegseth claim that the Black Lives Matter movement was trying to cancel Christmas.
The Fox host told viewers:
“Well, Black Lives Matter, trying to destroy Christmas as we know it. That’s actually not hyperbole. With their new campaign “Dreaming of a Black Christmas,” the radical group is calling for a complete boycott of white-owned businesses this holiday season. Doesn’t sound racist at all.
But it’s not just white-owned businesses you’re not allowed to shop at this year, if you want to buy food for your Christmas dinner, skip the farmers’ market. Those are now apparently racist too. According to a webinar, reportedly boosted by Washington State University — because they’re examples of white supremacy and white dominant culture.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News network:
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.