Picture this: A group of radical ideologues who believe that every comment and action that does not fall under the umbrella of what they have established as virtue turns around and bashed a black man for deciding on a career they deemed to be incompatible with his race.
After a picture of Donald Trump surrounded by his interns was released, a page called “Funny or Die” portrayed Jalen Drummond as the black character from a movie called “Get Out” in which the main character is enslaved and sold by his girlfriend’s white family. It would seem that “Funny or Die” was not engaging in anything out of the ordinary, seeing as they are an edgy satire page, but what was really shocking was the far-left reaction to this image.
A few of the terms used to describe Jalen as a: White N***, a House N***, an Uncle Tom, and many other egregious comments. The Funny or Die page exacerbated these hateful comments, but they were around far before the satirical image was published. The people advocating for a post-racial society in which people of all colours are free to pursue the career of their choice without retribution pounced on a black man for the job he chose.
Finally, Jalen Drummond spoke up to defend himself.
It was an incredible honor and privilege serving as one of @realDonaldTrump’s White House interns this summer. Of course, the so called “tolerant left” wasted no time leveling racist and disgusting rhetoric my way! #sad #noclass 🇺🇸🐘 pic.twitter.com/b36aNTVrLD
— Jalen Drummond (@jalen_drummond) 15 de septiembre de 2018
In a Facebook post, Jalen also wrote the following statement: “Thousands of individuals, many of whom are educated at Ivy League institutions and have connections to power, applied for one of these few coveted spots. Every single morning when I walked through the White House gates, I would pinch myself to remember that this wasn’t a dream… Serving as an intern in the Trump White House has been an experience of a lifetime, and I have made friendships that I will cherish forever.”