A Black evangelical pastor accused Sen. Kamala Harris of being a Hillary Clinton in “Blackface" during a TV segment discussing Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate.
Trump advocate Darrell Scott, pastor at the New Spirit Revival Center Ministries in Ohio, uttered the controversial comment while appearing as a guest on Fox News show The Ingraham Angle following the debate, according to HuffPost.
“I thought Kamala Harris was Hillary Clinton in blackface tonight. That’s what I thought,” Scott said. “And you know what was trending on Twitter? Black Hillary.”
During the Fox News show, host Laura Ingraham asked Scott and former D.C. Democratic State Committee chair Scott Bolden their thoughts on Harris’ debate comments about peaceful protesters demanding social reform in demonstrations around the country.
In the debate, Harris said she was on the front lines protesting with those seeking social justice reform. She said while she doesn’t condone violence, “we always must fight for the values we hold dear” in this country.
Ingraham criticized Harris’ claim of nonviolence, saying that Harris once aligned herself with people who were convicted of violent offenses. That’s when Scott chimed in with his comment, castigating the senator as a charlatan and liar.
Both the show host and Bolden were shocked by Scott’s assessment. Ingraham said she missed the part about Harris being a “Black Hillary,” and Bolden responded to the pastor’s critique by questioning the nature of the comment. The former Democratic committee chair later praised Harris for carrying “the Democratic flag” well.
During Wednesday’s debate, Scott caped for Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter, tweeting that Pence was “KILLING this chick” and “Kamala ‘Black Hillary’ Harris got absolutely ANNIHILATED.”