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Trevor Noah never says so, but it is easy to imagine why John Kelly’s attack on Rep. Frederica Wilson pisses him off. What Kelly did by lying about Wilson — and presumably imagining he could get away with it — represented a textbook example of white male privilege inflicted on a black woman.

A retired Marine general and Gold Star father, now serving as White House chief of staff, Kelly no doubt believed he could utter any insult that popped into his head about that lady in the bedazzled cowboy hat. And everybody would believe him. Not her.

But appearances can be as deceptive as a Trump White House staffer. And fortunately for Rep. Wilson, and for America, there is videotape of the incident that Kelly mentioned to defame her.

The Daily Show makes the most of it.

 

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