Friday, September 10, 2021

Larry Elder Rips News Media For Silence After Egg Toss

White Protestor Throws Egg

Salem Radio Talk Host and California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder said "racial epithets" were yelled at him while he was being egged by a person in a gorilla mask and called out the deafening silence from liberals.

The Republican candidate told Fox News in a phone interview that the racist phrases were screamed at him during the attack earlier this week, in which a White woman wearing a gorilla mask threw an egg at him.

"One person said to the effect of, ‘Larry Elder doesn’t give a blank about Black people; Larry Elder only cares about White people,’" Elder said. "I will tell you: 6.5% of the population of California is Black, but according to a [Department of Housing and Urban Development] study, 40% of the homeless population is Black."

"So if ‘Larry Elder doesn’t give a blank about Black people,’ why is Larry Elder trying to solve the homeless problem which is disproportionately affecting Black people?" Elder continued.

When asked if he believed the attack was racist, Elder said he does not "know" whether the attack was racially motivated or if the person was just "mentally ill and might need treatment."

Elder also said it was "hard to say" whether the attack was politically motivated but thinks that, if he were a liberal, the left would be "screaming about systemic racism."

"I’m not somebody who pulls out the race card the way Barack Obama does, the way Al Sharpton does, the way CNN does, the way Black Lives Matter does," the Republican candidate said. "Maybe it was just an idiot. Maybe it was just a fool. Maybe it was just someone who doesn’t like Larry Elder."

"All I know is: if I were a liberal and somebody wearing a gorilla mask who was a White woman threw an egg at me, the left would be screaming about systemic racism," he continued.

Elder said that it seemed to him that the attack "must have been premeditated" and that, if he were a Democrat, the attack would be garnering much more press attention.

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