CNN Panel Writes off Kanye West as ‘Token Negro’ and ‘Dumb Negro’
SELLERS: "And so Kanye West is what happens when -- Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don't read, and -- and we have this now. And now, Donald Trump is going to use it and pervert it. And he's going to have somebody who can stand with him and take pictures."
LEMON: "I am just looking at Scott's face. Scott's like whoa, OK."
SETMAYER: "It's the Chris Rock reference by the way, Scott. Go back and watch the old Chris Rock stand-ups from the 90s."
LEMON: "Maybe -- maybe --" [crosstalk]
JENNINGS: "I will look that up."
LEMON: "All right. Listen, maybe it will work, Tara. Will it? I don't know."
SETMAYER: "Work for whom? It's not going to -- in the black community? Listen, black folks are about to trade Kanye West in the racial draft, OK? They've had it with him. He's not the same --"
JENNINGS: "Whoa, whoa, whoa. I do know that reference. I know that is an old Dave Chappelle skit. And I know that. I got that one."
LEMON: "Oh, my God! What is happening?" (Laughter)