Ashley Bell, is an African-American from Georgia AND a delegate for Trump. You might ask, is this man a self-loather? But then again, isn't he much more likely to stand out as a rare Black supporter of the most racist varmint to ever seek the U.S. Presidency? Maybe he is just pretending for the obvious financial benefits of being a 'token' Republican? One of Donald Trump's "there's my African American" examples? It's hard not to fathom that possibility.
Alan Colmes asks him, how can an African-American support Trump?
Bell doesn't think African-Americans should be put in a box. So there! That settles that. Bell wants to switch the subject to Hillary-bashing, the only topic the GOP has this election.
Hillary Clinton as First Lady is the reason for all the over-incarceration of Black Americans. No, really.
What's the purpose of voter ID, Alan inquires a few times. He evades the question by saying look, you try to get in here to see Hillary Clinton? Try it, see what happens. Alan reminds him that casting a vote in a voting booth is not exactly the same as attending a national convention. He gets the last word by reminding Mr. Bell, 'you know what voter ID is meant to do.' Alan presses on with curiosity as to why they'd back a racist like Herr Drumpf.
COLMES: Your candidate said Blacks are lazy. Your candidate was against civil rights
BELL: You're making that up!
href="http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/trump-thinks-black-people-are-lazy">actually admitted that he said it.
Then Bell brought up, completely out of context of course, the 'super-predator' terminology that was applied to Black people in the 90's, which Hillary did not originate, but was contrived by a Princeton professor. Nice try, Mr. Bell.
We could go all day on tit for tat about racism he says, when he realizes he would be quickly overrun about racism with regard to his candidate.
Colmes reminds him of the racial practices in Trump's business dealings, and he defends Drumpf with a claim that Donald is a job creator and hired many people of all races. So what if he called Blacks lazy and Black employees fled the casino floor when Donald and 1st wife, Ivana would visit the doomed Atlantic City properties. So what?
Bell bragged about Trump taking risks and creating jobs. Those risks were of course covered by bankruptcy laws that covered his ass and Alan reminds him that the alleged billionaire (tax returns would confirm) used government largesse to build his (tacky) buildings. Bell becomes defensive and uses the standard accusation 'you liberals hate Donald Trump.' Alan jokingly replies, "yes, I am you liberals."
Bell was visibly unhappy. He accused Colmes and all liberals of wanting to defeat 'people like Donald Trump.' Colmes then asks him how he went from being a Rand Paul supporter, to establishment candidate Marco Rubio supporter then winding up supporting the Talking Yam.
BELL I'm left with the choice and America's left with the same choice.
Not exactly a resounding endorsement. The list of the people Trump has insulted is alarmingly long. That doesn't seem to phase Bell. Colmes inquired if he was proud of the deliberate misrepresentation of the FBI statistics on police brutality?
He counters that question with probes on her 'emails, Benghazi, war on drugs, her proposal for 'universal healthcare that will bankrupt America.' He'll take the bigot over that, any day.
Alan firmly confronts him with this next point. He asks if he'd choose party over country. Colmes conjectures that he'd probably vote for anyone who won the Republican nomination. Alan says, "I wouldn't, I wouldn't vote for Donald Trump if he ran as a Democrat." Bell said that the Democrats don't have a choice about who they can pick because 'y'all rigged the election.' He also accused the Democrats of holding debates at midnight.
Bell kept evading the issue and brought up the D.W. Schultz resignation as proof that Democrats had to have cheated to get Hillary as the nominee. Fortunately the interview ended, as this nonsensical banter by Bell could go on in perpetuity. I'm pretty sure Alan won this round of Versus.