If you’ve ever seen Democratic strategist Angela Rye on CNN, then you know she isn’t afraid to speak her mind and call it the way she sees it. And that’s exactly what she did during a speech she gave to the National Action Network on Thursday afternoon.
Speaking immediately after former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault, who is now serving as some kind of adviser to the Orange Menace, Rye took the podium and began by saying:
“I’m going to bring the fire right now. Moments ago, we were joined by your president’s apprentice. The truth is, when you tell somebody you’re going to fight for them, I’m going to tell you how not to fight for them.”
With Manigault in full view, Rye continued:
“You don’t fight for them by putting forth a tax reform plan that cuts corporate tax rates but ignores the poor. You don’t fight for them by cutting taxes for the rich, and ensuring that burden is going to be on the backs of the poor and ordinary black and brown people.”
The audience began to roar with applause. But Rye saved the best for last: She took on Trump and his minons for their racist birtherism attacks on former President Obama:
“How you don’t fight for [your community] is by trivializing our first black president, Barack Obama, by questioning his citizenship, by questioning his validity. How you don’t fight for us is by pissing on me and telling me it’s rain.”
And Rye ended with a reminder for what all of us who will never accept Trump as a legitimate president need to do:
Hell yes! Thank you, Angela Rye, for saying what millions of us have been thinking ever since Donald Trump appeared on the political scene.
Here’s the speech that brought down the house:
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org