In the March 30th episode of the series Queen Sugar on media mogul Oprah Winfrey‘s network OWN, the 70 million-plus Americans who supported Donald Trump are smeared as a racist “cult” that would rather get nothing than allow black Americans to get ahead.
The series follows the lives of contemporary women running a black-owned sugar farm in Louisiana who are also — wait for it — social justice activists. A character named Nova (played by Rutina Wesley) is organizing children for a Black Lives Matter protest when she goes off on former President Trump’s supporters, claiming they would rather have nothing for themselves as long as blacks don’t have anything, either.
“In less than four years, Trump unleashed something from the shadows that took generations for our ancestors to drive out of the light in the first place,” she adds.
Um, no, what Trump unleashed was a patriotic passion to make America great again after 8 years of a black President who didn’t believe in American exceptionalism.
“You see these people. It’s a cult,” Nova said. “They don’t just believe him, they believe in him. A billionaire who’s never worked a real day in his life, who dodged the military service, who don’t believe in their churches, who scorns and derides them. They’d rather hang on to that nothingness, that disdain, rather than give up the dominance of whiteness.”
All a false, ugly smear of both Trump and his supporters. And Oprah Winfrey, the most powerful woman in the media, gives it her stamp of approval.