‘Black-ish’ Calls Trump Voters ‘Racist’ In Wednesday Show
ABC’s “Black-ish” called voters who picked President-elect Donald Trump “racist” in this week’s episode, only days before he is sworn in as president.
On Tuesday, in a trailer for the episode titled “Lemons” the clip revealed an interaction around a conference room table between two of the show’s characters looking back on the 2016 election, 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?” Lucy asks. “I’m a racist? I have black friends,” Reitman’s character responds. “They’re real. They’re real.”
The episode aired Wednesday night on ABC.