During a live recording of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” GOP Senate candidate Chris McDaniel was booed after claiming that African-Americans have spent 100 years “begging for federal government scraps.”
McDaniel was asked by Eddie Glaude Jr. during a panel discussion what his stance was on the Confederate Flag, noting that 38 percent of Mississippi residents are black.
Glaud Jr. wanted to know how McDaniel would convince black voters that “you are not a danger to them.”
Instead of sending reassurance, McDaniel attacked black voters and claimed that they have been begging for government help for over 100 years.
“I’m going to ask them, after 100 years of relying on big government to save you, where are you today?” McDaniel said. “After 100 years of begging for federal government scraps, where are you today?”
That’s when the crowd started booing at McDaniel.
“I mean the state of Mississippi,” McDaniel said. “I’m talking about the state of Mississippi. We’ve been dead last for 100 years. And what happens is, if we keep dependent on that economic model, we’re always going to stay last.”
“To your question, the candidate I am is the candidate that wants to expand your liberty … break out of old ways,” he later added.
Take a look at the video clip below: