Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile was called out by HBO’s “Real Time” presenter Bill Maher for repeatedly mispronouncing the name of GOP 2024 presidential contender Vivek Ramaswamy.
“Vivek needs to just shut the hell up,” Donna Brazile said during a panel with former Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Friday’s edition of “Real Time.”
“I’m Donna, is it Vivake Ramasama? … Vivek needs to go home.”
“I just feel like there’s something wrong with everyone refusing to learn his name,” Bill Maher said. “I just feel there’s a little racism there… I know we don’t like him but say his name right… It is Vivek because I heard him do a rap and he said it rhymes with cake. This is what the CNN audience needs to know.”
The 2024 presidential candidate also hit back against Brazile’s slights.
I wonder what they’d do if a white Republican intentionally mispronounced Donna’s name & then told her to return “home.” 😂 https://t.co/UIfiSCU6p6
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) November 19, 2023
“I wonder what they’d do if a white Republican intentionally mispronounced Donna’s name & then told her to return ‘home’,” he said while adding a laughing emoji.
But there were others who didn’t find it so funny.
It’s not a little racist. It’s just racist. https://t.co/qlZRTJNwZJ
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) November 19, 2023
“It’s not a little racist,” said lawyer Harmeet Dhillon. “It’s just racist.”
It was racist if you mentioned Obama’s middle name.
It was racist if you pronounced “Kamala” incorrectly.
It was even racist if you didn’t like “The Squad.”
But if Donna Brazile, who is already known as a morally reprehensible person, intentionally pronounces Vivek…
— Zeek Arkham 🇺🇸 (@ZeekArkham) November 19, 2023
“It was racist if you mentioned Obama’s middle name,” Zeek Arkham remarked. “It was racist if you pronounced ‘Kamala’ incorrectly. It was even racist if you didn’t like ‘The Squad.’ But if Donna Brazile, who is already known as a morally reprehensible person, intentionally pronounces Vivek Ramaswamy’s name incorrectl[y], it’s somehow okay. Let’s use Leftist logic on this one: where are the ‘good’ Leftists condemning this? Why isn’t there outrage? Why hasn’t this woman been checked by the powers that be on her side? Or maybe they’re okay with it all, just like they’re okay with racism towards people like Ben Carson and Clarence Thomas.”
Donna Brazile says Vivek Ramaswamy (whose name she completely butchers on purpose) needs to “go home”. He was born in America. Nice racism. pic.twitter.com/Da33W3vm2q
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 19, 2023
“Donna Brazile says Vivek Ramaswamy (whose name she completely butchers on purpose) needs to ‘go home,” commented Ian Miles Cheong. “He was born in America. Nice racism.”
But if a Democrat says something that is racially bigoted, is it really racism? Or is there some kind of special clause that lets radical leftists insult whomever they want?
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