After President Donald Trump’s campaign trail in Tulsa, Oklahoma was trolled by teens on TikTok, his Arizona event is also receiving backlash.
Reagan Escudé was chosen by Trump to speak at the Turning Point USA event for students where she spoke about cancel culture.
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The criticism comes after she said Aunt Jemima’s character lived the American Dream.
“Nancy Green, the original, first Aunt Jemima, she was the picture of the American Dream,” said the Trump supporter. “She was a freed slave who went on to be the face of the pancake syrup that we love and we have in our pantries today. She fought for equality, and now the leftist mob is trying to erase her legacy. And might I mention how privileged we are as a nation if our biggest concern is a bottle of pancake syrup.”
American dream for who?
The first woman to embody Aunt Jemima was Nancy Green, who was enslaved and worked as a cook in Chicago. She wore an apron and headscarf while serving pancakes to people who visited the fairgrounds known as “The White City.” After her death from a car crash in 1923 Anna Short Harrington took her place.
Recently Larnell Evans Sr., the great-grandson of Harrington spoke out about Quaker Oat’s decision to rebrand the popular breakfast brand.
“She worked for that Quaker Oats for 20 years. She traveled all the way around the United States and Canada making pancakes as Aunt Jemima for them,” he told Patch. “This woman served all those people, and it was after slavery. She worked as Aunt Jemima. That was her job. … How do you think I feel as a black man sitting here telling you about my family history they’re trying to erase?”
Due to the recent climate, the black lives matter movement has caused businesses to be more racially aware which sparked the decision to erase stereotypical characters from foods like Uncle Ben’s and Cream of Wheat.
Quaker Oats released a statement explaining the reason for the change saying, “We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype,” said Kristin Kroepfl, vice president and chief marketing officer of Quaker Foods North America. “As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations.”
Since she’s made the comment and receiving negative comments, the speaker went to clear up what she meant by “The American Dream.”
President Donald Trump Blames Barack Obama For Coronavirus Fumble
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Trump has been in charge of the country for more than three years. The main outbreak-related action he took was to disband the pandemic preparedness unit within the White House and try to slash CDC funding. Now he's blaming Obama. He is so unbelievably unfit for office. https://t.co/IgelttF0EL— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) March 13, 2020
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As Trump tries blaming Obama for CDC problems, let's recall:— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) March 13, 2020
-Every Trump budget has proposed cutting CDC's budget. His OMB chief still backs cutting $1.2 billion this year
-Trump's 2017 hiring freeze left 700 CDC positions vacant
(From May 2017👇) https://t.co/q5hO0g9flt
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I am at my fucking wit’s end that this man’s whims are actively endangering us in a very real way and I just want to cry. People are literally dying and all he cares about is blaming Obama. pic.twitter.com/u2fywPHfxZ— Kyle “I will not not be rich” Thomas (@khemingway) March 13, 2020
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Blaming Obama? WTF #ImpeachTrump again, before he kills any more of us. Puerto Rico was his warm-up.— Denise Oliver-Velez 💛 (@Deoliver47) March 13, 2020
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Stop blaming Obama you did this it's your fault the CDC doesn't have any test kits because you fired everybody be a grown ass man take fucking responsibility for once pic.twitter.com/hg5saolbih— Marylyn Johnson (@Marylyn33506664) March 13, 2020
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Lies.— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) March 13, 2020
Trump is again blaming Obama for his coronavirus testing failures.
Did Obama make Trump fire the NSC team responsible for global pandemics? No.
Did Obama force Trump’s CDC to deny WHO tests, create their own, and restrict testing criteria? No.
Lame, weak deflection. https://t.co/k3E6ez3LKY
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You’ve been in office OVER 3 YEARS! Do something besides blaming Obama for your shortcomings. You are so incompetent. pic.twitter.com/FvIUhhoGAt— G.R. Scott (@LakevilleGal) March 13, 2020
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Trump bitch ass is blaming obama ad the cdc for the #Covid_19 virus even tho his dumbass fired their pandemic committee and his dumbass knew since January and did nothing bout it. This idhis fucking fault. pic.twitter.com/1oQcFeQqrn— Brown Eyed Butterfly 🦋 She/Her (@purpleisdabest) March 13, 2020
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Blaming #Obama? Seriously? This is like having your house robbed and blaming the prior owner for not having installed the best locks. You’re a moron... and a failure. And a sociopath who’s causing Americans to DIE... #Trump #coronavirus— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) March 13, 2020
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It was 13 days ago that Trump called the coronavirus a hoax at a campaign rally... today he’s blaming Obama for his lack of response to it. pic.twitter.com/D6MRH3FVy0— Holly Lee (@LeeHolly81) March 13, 2020
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Blaming. Obama. Is. Not. Leadership.— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) March 13, 2020
Besides, we all already know how well you measure up to him. pic.twitter.com/ty2Db2Gl5Z
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You’re a full grown fat a** man who responds to situation like a child. Stop blaming Obama! You have proven to be an inept leader, you shoot from the hip and lack the necessary vision and knowledge to adequately lead, especially during a crisis. pic.twitter.com/jCIt9ZXOXd— John Josephs (@jjkona1107) March 13, 2020
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When Trump realizes blaming Obama for the way he handled and lied about the Coronavirus won’t work, who will he blame next?— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) March 13, 2020
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So trump is now blaming Obama, Biden and the CDC Apparently he has not been in charge of the federal government until yesterday...or was he in charge while cutting the budget? What about last week when he said there are millions of tests available? #confused #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/vFUfhrG50U— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) March 13, 2020
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