Cruz blasts MSNBC over segment tying Thanksgiving to ‘white supremacy’ and ‘genocide’

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Sen. Ted Cruz blasted MSNBC over the weekend after it aired an essay on the “real story” of Thanksgiving which claimed the nationwide vacation was a day of “genocide and violence.”

“.@msnbc company message: Thanksgiving sucks,” the Texas Republican tweeted. “Come for the lies; stay for the anti-American hate.”

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. 

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks throughout the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. 
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Cruz was responding to a segment on MSNBC accusing white individuals of not precisely telling the story of Thanksgiving and blaming the pilgrims for the “white supremacy” affecting the nation right now.

This "challah-day" stuffing from Bonnie Taub-Dix reigns supreme on her Thanksgiving menu.

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“’Instead of bringing stuffing and biscuits, those settlers brought genocide and violence,’ Gyasi Ross says about the history of American Thanksgiving,’” MSNBC posted on Twitter Saturday. “That genocide and violence is still on the menu.”

Gyasi Ross, who’s Native American, explains within the segment that white individuals have created an inaccurate picture of Thanksgiving.

“The mythology of Thanksgiving closely mirrors the mythology of America,” Ross says within the clip claiming that the concept of “equal exchange” between Native Americans and settlers on Thanksgiving is how America “wants to see itself.”

“The truth, of course, of Thanksgiving is much different,” Ross continues. “The truth is pilgrims did not bring turkey, or sweet potato pie, or cranberries to Thanksgiving. They could not. They were broke. They were broken. Their hands were out. They were begging. They brought nothing of value.”

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Ross says that pilgrims have been fed by Native Americans regardless of bringing nothing to the desk so he understands why white Americans are grateful however he’s “still trying to figure out” what indigenous individuals “received of value.”

Ross went on to rail in opposition to “state sponsored” violence in right now’s society stemming from the pilgrims and denounced “white supremacy” as photographs of Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor, and Trayvon Martin floated throughout the display.

“Return the land,” Ross stated. “Match the mythology. Then and only then we can all be equally thankful.”

Several different conservatives joined Cruz in his criticism of MSNBC together with radio host Buck Sexton.

“We should encourage this from Democrats- more woke lunacy, please,” Sexton tweeted. “Degrade the greatest country ever created. Spit all over our traditions. Finally, a solid majority of Americans are seeing the Left for what it is. A reckoning is coming. Midterms will be just the start.”

“I’m just surprised this incredibly stupid MSNBC lady didn’t call the Pilgrims buckle-hatted Kyle Rittenhouses,” Federalist co-founder Ben Domenech tweeted.

 




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