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Bakari Sellers Gets Ripped on Twitter for Claiming Nikki Haley ‘Misspoke' About Confederate Flag: ‘Nah, Brah'


Added 12-07-19 09:34:03am EST - “CNN commentator Bakari Sellers predicted Twitter would "hate" his defense of former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's remarks about the Confederate flag, and he was right, if his ra” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Bakari Sellers Gets Ripped on Twitter for Claiming Nikki Haley 'Misspoke' About Confederate Flag: 'Nah, Brah'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CNN commentator Bakari Sellers predicted Twitter would “hate” his defense of former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s remarks about the Confederate flag, and he was right, if his ratio is any indication.

Haley, also the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, recently told Glenn Beck that the Confederate battle flag was seen as a symbol of “service, and sacrifice, and heritage” until it was “hijacked” by racist mass-murdering terrorist Dylann Roof. During that extended riff on the massacre at Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME Church, she also accused the media of wanting to make the attack “about racism.”

Sellers, a former South Carolina state legislator, appeared to rise to Haley’s defense on Twitter Friday, writing “Twitter will hate me for this. I know @NikkiHaley and believe she misspoke. She knows the pain associated with the flag.”

Twitter will hate me for this. I know @NikkiHaley and believe she misspoke. She knows the pain associated with the flag. https://t.co/dfcUueGCS3

Sellers was half right, Twitter users didn’t hate him, but were not pleased with his analysis. Many agreed that Haley well knew the pain associated with the flag — pointing out that Haley was still openly defending the Confederate flag just months before the massacre — but deliberately dismissed it in order to pander to the kind of people who feel kinship with supporters of the flag.

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