- The Washington Times
Sunday, August 28, 2016

MSNBC invited the head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Saturday to discuss charges of racism against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

And showed him a fried-chicken commercial.

In the segment, liberal-network host Alex Witt cued up Cornell William Brooks for a clip of Hillary Clinton speech last week on Mr. Trump and the so-called alt-right.

But what played, according to clips posted on Mediate and elsewhere, was a commercial for KFC in which a dark-toned George Hamilton plays the “Extra Crispy Colonel” tanning his flesh on the beach.

The clip from the commercial for KFC’s $5 fill-ups continued for a little less than 10 seconds before going back to the remote shot of the host and guest.

“Absolutely not what we were gonna play,” Ms. Witt said before launching into a 20-second soliloquy about Mr. Trump and the racist alt-right.

Mr. Brooks did not react in any discernible offended way.

The two continued on their discussion of Republican racial dog-whistles and deficient appeals to black voters.

• Victor Morton can be reached at vmorton@washingtontimes.com.

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