“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is worried about having Steve Bannon, the chairman of a website that traffics in white nationalism, as White House chief strategist. But correspondent Roy Wood Jr. said it’s actually “a great thing.”
On Wednesday’s show, Wood explained why:
“Trump and Bannon, they’re not like other Republicans,” Wood said. “They’re not hiding their racism behind voter ID and stop-and-frisk policies. It’s out in the open.”
That sounds awful, but Wood said there are benefits to “loud and proud” racism.
“We live in a country where people don’t even want to admit that racism is a thing,” Wood said. “Now we’re cutting to the chase and know who’s chasing who.
“Instead of trying to expose hidden racism, it’s on display for everyone to see and that’s easier to deal with.”