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Democratic strategist tells Nina Turner that she does not have the STANDING to quote MLK Jr.

Hilary Rosen, a democratic strategist, is under fire after telling the co-chair of Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign – a black woman – that she did not have the “status” to Martin Luther King Jr. to quote when she talked about Joe Biden’s record.

The tense exchange between the strategist and Nina Turner took place on a Thursday evening episode of Cuomo Prime Time after the co-chair commented on the 1963 letter that MLK Jr wrote from prison.

Turner had mentioned the letter when he argued that Sanders speaks of a democratic socialism that follows the “tradition” of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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The tense exchange between strategist Hilary Rosen and Nina Turner took place on a Thursday evening episode of Cuomo Prime Time

The tense exchange between strategist Hilary Rosen and Nina Turner took place on a Thursday evening episode of Cuomo Prime Time

“It is in the spirit of Pastor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who, in his letter to Birmingham prison, warned us – the black community – of white moderates, “Turner said in the clip of Mediaite.

Rosen returned to Turner’s MLK quote and claimed that that was not what the civil law icon said.

“What he said was that we should worry about the silence of white moderates,” Rosen claimed.

Turner had mentioned the letter when he argued that Sanders speaks of a democratic socialism that follows the “tradition” of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

It was then that Rosen deceived Turner because he was Martin Luther King Jr. when he mentioned Biden

It was then that Rosen deceived Turner because he was Martin Luther King Jr. when he mentioned Biden

It was then that Rosen deceived Turner because he was Martin Luther King Jr. when he mentioned Biden

Turner was clearly shocked by the woman’s comments. She answered: “How are you going to tell me about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Are you joking?’

Martin Luther King Jr.’s comments about the white man in his letter from a prison cell in Birmingham in 1963

The full letter can be found here:

‘I have to admit that I have been seriously disappointed with the white man in recent years.

I have almost come to the regrettable conclusion that the great stumbling block of the Negro in his pursuit of freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more committed to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace that is the absence of tension over a positive peace that is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your direct methods of action”; who paternally believes that he can determine the timetable for the freedom of another; he lives according to a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more appropriate season’.

Shallow understanding of people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding of people of bad will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more astonishing than outright rejection. ”

Rosen continued her comments by stating that Biden had not kept silent over a number of issues that she claimed to support her sentiment that he was not the moderate MLK to which Jr referred.

“He said it’s about the white man moderately wanting things to be comfortable,” Turner said. “And instead of focusing on that, the greater threat is not necessarily the white KKK member, but more the white means that feels more comfortable keeping things the same.”

It was then that Rosen deceived Turner because he was Martin Luther King Jr. when he mentioned Biden.

‘You know what? Don’t use Martin Luther King against Joe Biden! “Rosen explained. ‘You don’t like that. Sorry. Not you! ”

A horrific Turner shot back: “Don’t tell me what status I have as a black woman in America!”

She added later: “I did not attack anyone. You do it like that, “Turner said. “Listen, don’t dive into what I have to say about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! As a white man, how dare you sit here and tell me what I should feel and what I am doing now! ”

Chris Cuomo then condemned Turner’s tone, insinuating that she was showing the division that ravaged the Democratic party.

The consequences of the segment were immense, with people demanding that Rosen not be allowed back on CNN, while also condemning Cuomo’s tone of addressing Turner.

The criticism gave rise to a response from Rosen, who apologized on Twitter and suggested that Turner looked like “angry black women”

She said in a follow-up tweet: “Good morning. I have nothing but the greatest respect for Nina, her experience as a person of color and the fight that she is conducting in this election. Wake up this morning: I apologized + I take full responsibility. I look forward to the rest of the primary seeking common ground ‘

The criticism prompted a response from Rosen, who apologized on Twitter and suggested that Turner looked like “angry black women.”

‘In the air I said that my colleague @ninaturner could not use MLK Jr. That was wrong, “she said in a tweet on Friday morning. “I’m sorry I said those words. You don’t have to defend me and attack angry black women. They have standing. I always have to listen more than talk. We stand up together. “

She said in a follow-up tweet: “Good morning. I have nothing but the greatest respect for Nina, her experience as a person of color and the fight that she is conducting in this election. Wake up this morning: I apologized + I take full responsibility. I look forward to the rest of the primary seeking common ground. ”

Prior to those tweets, Rosen tweeted that MLK Jr.’s letter said “to be afraid of white moderates who prefer peace over justice.”

“You know Hilary, you didn’t just talk about me,” Turner said on Twitter. ‘Go back and view the segment. Among other things, you said that I did not stand. Wrap around it. The Rev. Dr. MLK I am talking about disputed the status quo. He spoke out against militarism, materialism, poverty and racism. “

Turner responded to and shared tweets from other activists and pointed out the problems with Rosen's statements

Turner responded to and shared tweets from other activists and pointed out the problems with Rosen's statements

Turner responded to and shared tweets from other activists and pointed out the problems with Rosen’s statements

She also said: ‘While she made it clear that I had no status! It must be nice to have the power to decide who is there and who is not. “

“You didn’t say that,” Rosen added.

Turner, meanwhile, responded to and shared tweets from other activists and pointed out the problems with Rosen’s statements.

“You know Hilary, you didn’t just talk about me,” she said. ‘Go back and view the segment. Among other things, you said that I did not stand. Wrap around it. The Rev. Dr. MLK I am talking about disputed the status quo. He spoke out against militarism, materialism, poverty and racism. “

Turner also said: ‘While she made it clear that I had no status! It must be nice to have the power to decide who is there and who is not. ”

She would later post a book written by Cornell West that emphasizes how radical the icon of civil rights actually was.

The consequences of the segment were immense, with people demanding that Rosen not be allowed to return to CNN, while also condemning Cuomo's tone of addressing Turner

The consequences of the segment were immense, with people demanding that Rosen not be allowed to return to CNN, while also condemning Cuomo's tone of addressing Turner

The consequences of the segment were immense, with people demanding that Rosen not be allowed to return to CNN, while also condemning Cuomo’s tone of addressing Turner

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