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Ted Cruz Slams MSNBC For Accusing White People Of Not Accurately Telling Thanksgiving Story

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Senator Ted Cruz criticized MSNBC for touting an anti-Thanksgiving message in an essay broadcast this weekend that blamed Pilgrim settlers for “white supremacy” in America.

Cruz (R-Texas) wrote a snarky tweet in response to the essay, claiming the holiday was a “day of genocide and violence.”

@MSNBC business message: Thanksgiving sucks. Come for the lies; stay for the anti-American hatred,” he tweeted.

The MSNBC segment — featuring Gyasi Ross, who is Native American — argued that white people have an inaccurate view of Thanksgiving and blamed the pilgrims for the racial inequalities that now affect the United States.

The essay aired as protesters gathered across the country in response to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, who was on trial after killing two white men and wounding another during a Black Lives Matter protest in Wisconsin last August. The teen claimed he did so in self-defense.

Senator Ted Cruz criticized MSNBC for touting an anti-Thanksgiving message in an essay they aired this weekend that told the “real story” of the holiday

In an MSNBC segment over the weekend, Gyasi Ross, who is a Native American, argued that white people have an inaccurate view of Thanksgiving and blamed the pilgrims for the racial inequalities that now affect the United States.

In an MSNBC segment over the weekend, Gyasi Ross, who is a Native American, argued that white people have an inaccurate view of Thanksgiving and blamed the pilgrims for the racial inequalities that now affect the United States.

“The mythology of Thanksgiving is closely related to the mythology of America,” Ross said. “That mythology is the image white Americans like to see of themselves.

He argued that the false recount of an “equal exchange” between Native Americans and the Pilgrims reflects how America “wants to see itself.”

“The truth of Thanksgiving is, of course, very different,” the correspondent said.

“The truth is, pilgrims didn’t bring turkey, sweet potato pie, or cranberries to Thanksgiving. They couldn’t. They were broken. They were broken. Their hands were out. They were begging. They brought nothing of value with them.’

Rossi claimed to understand why white Americans are grateful, noting that the settlers received food and education despite not providing anything for the occasion. But wondered what the indigenous people got ‘of value’.

He went on to claim that they were instead facing white supremacy that is still in effect today.

Ross argued that the false recount of an

Ross argued that the false recount of an “equal exchange” between Native Americans and the Pilgrims reflects how America “wants to see itself”

“Instead of bringing stuffing and cookies, those settlers brought genocide and violence. That genocide and violence is still on the menu,” Ross said as photos of Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and Trayvon Martin were shown.

He continued: ‘Give the land back. Adjust the mythology. Then and only then can we all be equally grateful.’

Several conservatives and social media users have echoed Cruz’s criticism, calling the essay awake and anti-American.

“We should be encouraging this from the Democrats — more wakeful madness, please,” radio host Buck Sexton said.

‘Down the greatest country ever made. Spit about our traditions. Finally, a solid majority of Americans see the left for what it is. There will be a reckoning. Midterms will be just the beginning.’

Ted Cruz, as well as social media users and other conservatives, criticized the news channel for their

Ted Cruz, as well as social media users and other conservatives, criticized the news channel for their “awake and anti-American” view of the holiday

“We should be encouraging this from the Democrats – more wakeful madness, please,” Sexton tweeted. “Down the greatest country ever made. Spit about our traditions. Finally, a solid majority of Americans see the left for what it is. There will be a reckoning. Midterms will be just the beginning.’

“It just amazes me that this incredibly stupid MSNBC lady didn’t mention the Pilgrims hat Kyle Rittenhouses,” said Federalist co-founder Ben Domenech.

“The great thing is that nobody twists someone’s arm to celebrate Thanksgiving or not. No one. That’s the beauty of freedom. And down the road that we’re going down soon, that freedom will probably be challenged, if not completely taken away, and we’ll all be slaves,” said Curt Williams.

“What you’re saying is to cancel Thanksgiving too. Following the story, Thanksgiving is bad and shouldn’t be celebrated. All I want is for my family to be able to enjoy good food after a challenging year or two together. What is wrong with that?’ asked social media user John Tayco.

The essay comes amid a weekend of nationwide protests against racial injustice in the wake of Rittenhouse’s acquittal in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Protests against the verdict were held in several US cities until Saturday, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, center, will march by the hundreds at Federal Plaza in the Loop in Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, to protest the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, center, will march by the hundreds at Federal Plaza in the Loop in Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, to protest the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

An activist holds a sign that reads:

A man picks up a sign during a rally held to protest Kyle Rittenhouse's ruling in Los Angeles, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021

Activists hold signs at protests in Chicago (left) and Los Angeles (right) over the weekend

Law enforcement officers in Portland, Oregon announced a riot Friday night when about 200 protesters broke into windows, threw objects at police and spoke of burning down a local government building downtown.

About 1,000 people marched through downtown Chicago on Saturday afternoon, organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago and other local activist groups. Protesters held signs that read ‘Stop White Supremacy’ and ‘We take to the streets to protest this racist injustice system’.

In North Carolina, dozens of people gathered near the state capitol building on Saturday to protest the verdict. Speakers led the crowd of about 75 in chants of “No Justice, No Peace!” and ‘Abolish the police!’ Police officers on motorcycles accompanied the protesters and blocked traffic in front of them as they marched down a street past bars and restaurants.

Protests against racial injustice have become more common in America since George Floyd’s death by police in Minneapolis last year.

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