This has to be seen to be believed. The attorney for a group founded by Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Trenton Garmon, inserts into the conversation about getting parents' permission to date a 14-year-old...Ali Velshi's "background."
STEPHANIE RUHLE: Why would he need permission from any of these girls' mothers if they weren't underage?
GARMON: That's a good question. Culturally, I'm going to say that's different. It is great you've got a diverse background. It's cool to read through that.
RUHLE: What does Ali's background have to do with dating a 14-year-old?
GARMON: I'm not finished with the content of it.
RUHLE: Please answer. what is Ali Velshi's background have to do with dating children 14-year-old girls?
GARMON: Sure. In other countries there's arrangement through parents for what we would refer --
RUHLE: Ali's from Canada. Ali's from Canada.
GARMON: I understand that. And Ali's also spent time in other countries.
RUHLE: So have I. It's not a bad thing.
ALI VELSHI: I don't know where you're going with this, Trenton.
And you know what that means. Velshi is MOOSLIM, so of course, he goes to some Bedouin tent and gets permission from the parents to pick a pretty pre-teen from the harem, right?
And that excuses anything that Roy Moore did because he's the candidate of White Pride.
This is on purpose, folks.
Stephanie Ruhle is beside herself over this treatment of her colleague, as he tries to move along and wrap up the segment:
RUHLE: Unfortunately I can't hear anything you were saying. you know why?
RUHLE: What in the world were we talking about-- about the other countries you've been to?
VELSHI: There's nothing cultural about --
RUHLE: Was it you were born in Kenya? A country I also lived in, that has absolutely nothing to do with any of this? And in fact, I feel sad for the people of Alabama who are trying so hard to get out from under a completely unfair stereotype and then we're taken right back into, well, you people are from some different parts and we live a different way here. you know what? Everyone in this country no matter what community you're part of, no matter what culture you're connected to, we believe in the rule of law.
VELSHI: And respect for women.
RUHLE: Sexual misconduct with a minor in any part of this country is against the law.
Nice try, Stephanie. Hey, I lived in Alabama for 14 years and I can tell you, Trenton Garmon's JOB is to insert bigoted dog whistles (that come across as air sirens) into the conversation for Roy Moore's base. A base that is as isolated a TRIBE as any other ethnicity that arranges marriages with children.
None of this is an accident. And it doesn't matter if we are upset by it or if left-wing Stephanie Ruhle gets upset with him. He's not talking to us or to her. He's talking to 38% of the voters in Alabama who want Roy Moore to represent THEM in the United States Senate.
Is child "courting" part of their culture? We have to wipe that part of their culture out. Because it's illegal and immoral. Period.
PS In case you think Trenton Garmon is just having a bad day, last Friday he repeatedly referred to Don Lemon as “Don Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.”
And he was suspended in 2014 for ambulance chasing via the parents of a dead 13-year-old.