Trump supports idiotic Christian who joked about public hangings

Trump supports idiotic Christian who joked about public hangings November 24, 2018

On Monday Donald Trump will be in Mississippi to rally support for Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Hyde-Smith, an ardent segregationist and ‘pro-lifer’, also has the support of Governor Phil Bryant, who said of her anti-abortion activism:

This Christian woman, this mother, this wife has fought hard to protect those unborn. And she will do so in the United States Senate as she continues.

Republican senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and her challenger Mike Epsy. Photos via YouTube.

Hyde-Smith is facing Democratic challenger Mike Espy in a runoff for the Senate seat – but her campaign hit a few bumps in the road after a video surfaced showing her praising a friend by saying:

If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.

The video went viral, and critics said it evoked an images of lynchings of African-Americans. Espy, Hyde-Smith’s opponent, is African-American. The stupid woman insisted she she had been “joking” at the time.

Now it’s been revealed by The Jackson Free Press that Hyde-Smith Hyde-Smith attended and graduated from a segregation academy set up so that white parents could avoid having to send their children to schools with black students.

In the Lawrence County Academy yearbook, called The Rebel, Hyde-Smith is seen in a cheerleader outfit under a mascot dressed up like a Confederate general and holding a Confederate flag.

Ashman Pittman, writing for JFP, said:

The photo, and the recently appointed Republican senator’s attendance at one of the many private schools that was set up to bypass integration, adds historic context to comments she made in recent weeks about a ‘public hanging’ that drew condemnations from across the political spectrum.

Not only did Hyde-Smith attend the “seg academy”, but she also sent her daughter to Brookehaven Academy, another segregation school.

Pittman added:

Even to this day, Brookhaven Academy, from which Hyde-Smith’s daughter graduated in 2017, is almost all-white. In the 2015-2016 school year, Brookhaven Academy enrolled 386 white children, five Asian children, and just one black child, the National Center for Education Statistics shows. That’s despite the fact that Census statistics show Brookhaven is 55 percent black and 43 percent white, per 2016 Census estimates.

In addition to her “public hanging” comments she was seen wearing a Confederate hat and accepted a $2,700 donation from a notorious white supremacist.

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  • Jim Jones

    Well, isn’t she lovely? And yet I imagine she’ll get a few votes from POC for god knows what reason.

  • Antonio Castillo-García

    Maybe it’s just me being biased (I really don’t like R-wingers) but don’t these people all look as if they were chronically constipated?

  • Jim Jones

    Do people become as they appear or appear as is their nature?

  • Antonio Castillo-García

    (;-))

  • Michael Neville

    The stupid woman insisted she she had been “joking” at the time.

    Hey Cindy, if it’s a joke then how come nobody’s laughing?

  • Broga

    The snarl of fury (the SOF) has become typical of these turn the other cheek Christians. In a second she could have her fangs in Mike’s neck.

  • Vanity Unfair

    Bob Monkhouse: “They laughed when I said I wanted to be a comedian. Well, they’re not laughing now.”

  • Aard

    The US should have never re-admitted the confederacy as states. They should have remained territories in perpetuity with sealed borders.

  • mordred

    I’ve had the impression with quite a lot of people that, as we age, our most often used facial expression gets imprinted permanently into the face.

    I fear I’m currently turning into Mr. Grumpyface.

  • Jim Jones

    Thanks to Mangolini, mine is shocked face/fly catcher.

  • Jim Baerg

    Wouldn’t it be better for her to be the ‘guest of honour’ at the public hanging?

  • Some guy

    I always thought Trump, Pat Buchanan, and Orrin Hatch perpetually look like they’re about to burst into tears.

  • 1859

    Watched a BBC report about this and they interviewed a Mississippi red neck who tried to support this woman saying there was an important distinction between a ‘lynching’ and a ‘public execution’. The interviewer quickly interjected saying they don’t have public executions anymore, to which the good Mississippi citizen replied ‘They should have them’. Are these people the US equivalent of ISIS supporters? What grim emotions are on the loose in the USA…

  • barriejohn

    She’s won comfortably. Colour me orange if you will, but unless something drastic happens I can see Trump romping home next time – especially if the Democrats are stupid enough to field Hillary again!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46361369