There’s leftist propaganda going on where if someone either refuses to say “black lives matter,” or says “all lives matter.” you’re racist.
One of the most prominent examples of this as Vice President Mike Pence, when an affiliate host of Philadelphia ABC interviewed him: the host pressed the Vice President to say “black lives matter” in hopes of gaining the left audience’s favor. Luckily, the Vice President didn’t fall for the trap.
“Let me just say that what happened to George Floyd was a tragedy,” The Vice President answered towards the question baiting him to say, “black lives matter.”
“And in this nation, especially on Juneteenth, we celebrate the fact that from the founding of this nation we’ve cherished the ideal that all, all of us are created equal, and endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights. And so all lives matter in a very real sense.”
Brian Taff, a WPVI anchor, attempted to corner the vice president again to say “black lives matter” out of desperation.
“Forgive me for pressing you on this, sir,” as Brian Taff pressed the Vice President, “but I will note you did not say those words, ‘black lives matter,’ and there is an important distinction.”
“People are saying, of course all lives matter, but to say the words is an acknowledgment that black lives also matter at a time in this country when it appears that there’s a segment of our society that doesn’t agree,” Brian Taff continued. “So why will you not say those words?”
The Vice President shut the host down, without falling for the bait.
“Well, I don’t accept the fact, Brian, that there’s a segment of American society that disagrees, in the preciousness and importance of every human life,” the Vice President responded. “It’s one of the reasons why, as we advance important reforms in law enforcement, as we look for ways to strengthen and improve public safety in our cities, we’re not going to stop there.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be part of an administration that saw the lowest unemployment ever recorded for African-Americans. We saw the creation of thousands of opportunity zones that are generating billions of dollars in investment to our cities,” the Vice President added.
The Vice President also praised the Trump administration’s engagement to black education, including funding for historically black universities and colleges.
“We’re absolutely determined to improve the lives of our African-American citizens with more job opportunities, more educational opportunities. And this administration will remain committed doing what we’ve been doing all along.”
However, Brian Taff kept on initiating, but the Vice President wouldn’t budge.
“And yet, one final time, you won’t say the words, and we understand your explanation,” Brian Taff concluded before proceeding to a different subject.
Brian Taff’s “black lives matter” persistence was activism, not journalism.
The anchor wasted a historic chance to interview the Vice President of the United States to coerce Pence to utter the three words he wanted to hear.
“It’s not a choice between law enforcement and our African-American community,” The Vice President answered. “This is really a choice between supporting law enforcement and supporting and improving the lives of our African-American families and our cities, and we’re committed to doing just that.”