CNN commentator Angela Rye said on Wednesday night that she agrees with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s assertion that America was “never that great.”
In a debate with Trump campaign adviser Gina Loudon, Rye slammed the Trump administration for its lack of diversity. The debate quickly went off the rails when Loudon tried to empathize with Rye.
“Angela, I understand your feelings on this,” Loudon said.
“No, you don’t,” Rye shot back.
“I have an adopted minority son — yes, I do — who happens to have Down Syndrome,” Loudon replied as Rye rolled her eyes and refused to look at the camera. “He experiences bigotry every single day in a myriad of ways, not just because of his skin color but also because of his disability.”
Loudon insisted she would not support a president who she believes to be a threat to her son’s future and called for a “constructive conversation” with Rye.
“It’s tantamount to what Andrew Cuomo said today … that America has never been great,” Loudon said of Rye’s negative comments about the Trump administration.
“America has never been great, and it’s not great because people like you come on and lie for the president of the United States and then tout, bring out your son as an example. Like, you gotta be completely ashamed of yourself,” Rye declared.