The Reverend Jesse Jackson hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) Wednesday on Reddit that did not go as planned, as users hit him with hard questions.
The top question stated that he is, “an immoral, hate-filled race baiter that has figured out how to manipulate the political system for your own gain.” The user continued to ask:
“How is your relationship with the illegitimate child you fathered in 1998 while cheating on your wife? Bonus question: How much money have you extorted from various people and companies over the years of practicing your shakedown scheme? Do you think Al Capone would be jealous of your business model if he were still alive?”
Jackson’s answer had nothing to do with the question, leading users to wonder if he read the same question as they did.
This wasn’t the only time users were left wondering about the Reverend’s reading comprehension skills. When asked, “What are some things that the average African-American can do to help reduce racial tensions in his area?”
Jackson wrote, “Well, the source of those tensions often come from denial of an even playing field. You know, we are very good at athletics.” He did not answer the question in the next three paragraphs of his answer either.
A user also wondered if Jackson was regretful for, “rushing to judgement after condemning the ‘perpetrators’ of the Duke lacrosse rape scandal,” the user also asked if he and Al Sharpton, “still support Crystal Mangum’s [the false accuser] rape allegations?”
Jackson replied, “No, the pattern is consistent.”
The activist was asked why, “do you think many African Americans dislike Dr. Ben Carson?”
He replied saying that he hasn’t been vocal enough on issues such as “equal and fair access to voting.” Though he defended Carson writing, “I have a rather high regard for him, because I feel that whether we agree or disagree, he’s a brilliant surgeon. Many blacks don’t like him, but many blacks do. And he’s a very treasured person in our community, really.”
Check out more of the Reverend’s answers here.