ABC TV Show Character Calls Trump Voters ‘Racist’ In New Episode
A main character on ABC’s “Black-ish” calls voters who picked president-elect Donald Trump “racist” in this week’s episode.
On Tuesday, the trailer for the new episode showed an interaction around a conference room table between two of the show’s characters looking back on what happened during the 2016 election and how Trump beat Hillary Clinton, according to People magazine. (RELATED: Another Popular Media Narrative Died Over The Holidays, And Hardly Anyone Noticed)
“That pant-suited white woman could have been the first female president,” Wanda Sykes’ character said. “Can someone explain how 53 percent of white women voted for the orange p— grabber? Lucy, I mean, as a resident white woman, if there was ever a cue for you to talk, it would be now.”
“Why didn’t your sisters turn out for Hillary?” she added. “Why is she just staring at me?”
“Well, first, white women aren’t sisters,” Catherine Reitman’s character said. “We hate each other. Second, if you must know, I voted for Trump.”
“Fine, as long as she knows that a vote for Trump is a vote for racism,” Sykes character responds.
“I’m racist? I’m a racist? I have black friends,” Reitman’s character responds. “They’re real. They’re real.”
The episode airs Wednesday night on ABC.