Dan Bongino claimed he could not stop laughing at MSNBC host Joy Reid, who accused billionaire businessman Elon Musk of “misappropriating black vernacular” after he jokingly referred to Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as a “Karen.”
It all started when Warren tweeted, “Let’s change the rigged tax code so [Musk] will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else.” However, Musk responded, “You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason. Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen.”
According to the Washington Examiner, Joy Reid heard a racial dog whistle. It’s apparently problematic for Musk to refer to Warren as a “Karen” because the slang term “Karen” is supposedly exclusive to the black community. “So, for so many reasons, being a freeloader and a selfish and disrespectful one, and for misappropriating black vernacular for misogynistic purposes, Elon Musk is the absolute worst,” Reid declared on her live TV show, The ReidOut.
“You know when you call someone ‘Karen?’” Bongino said. “Karen, apparently, Joy Reid is claiming is an insult that the black community uses for white women. This is Joy Reid who says it’s black vernacular. Comedian Dane Cook was using it for people who are nosey and get in your business as far back as 2006, but dopey Joy Reid doesn’t know that.”
“But, let’s just play the game for a minute,” Bongino added. “So, Joy appears mad in this clip that an insult, questionably racist, I mean she is admitting that blacks call whites Karens…she’s upset that white people then have taken the insult ‘Karen’ to call other white people ‘Karen.’ This is not a joke,” the radio host declared laughing. “She’s mad that a racist insult was taken by other white people to call other white people this because she wants the racist insult to stay in the black vernacular. And you wonder why cancel culture is eating itself. Because it’s a cancer of stupidity.”
“Let’s be perfectly clear,” Bongino said after playing the video clip of Reid. “Elon Musk calls Senator Warren a ‘Karen’ because she’s a busybody loser and Joy Reid is upset because she’s saying it’s a racist insult the black community should only be allowed to use to hurl at white people. And white people like Elon Musk shouldn’t hurl this insult at white people. I’m not saying it’s racist, it’s this dope. And she’s upset. She’s upset. This should be ‘our racist thing.’ You know ‘black vernacular.’ I can’t believe it!”
“So, if you’re a leftist watching for this first time wondering how Joy Reid has been so, so skilled at training this year in getting her Gold Medal [in the dopey media Olympics] well, there ya go,” Bongino stated. “I can’t, I’m sorry. I’m not sick. I just can’t stop laughing.”
It should also be noted that Elon Musk inevitably responded to Reid, tweeting: “(Lack of) Joy Reid is a lobbyist for Sen Karen.” The Tesla CEO has faced repeated backlash and has often lashed out against Democratic senators calling on him to pay more taxes.
It can’t be missed that Joy Reid’s remarks come in defense of Sen. Elizabeth Warren who spent decades posing as a Native American, a charade the MSNBC host never once criticized or condemned. It was also widely reported Warren claimed she was a Native American when she applied for a teaching position at Harvard Law School.
Warren’s supposed ancestry even won her the title of Harvard Law School’s “first woman of color.” The best the senator can say is she is maybe — maybe! — 1/64th Cherokee. As for Joy Reid, seeing racism everywhere is an insult to those who are real victims, and it undermines the very people she claims to be defending.