Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) attempted to prove the GOP is a diverse party by pointing to the “yellow people” and other people of color in attendance at Turning Point USA’s “AmericaFest” rally on Sunday.
“Yellow” is historically used as a racist slur to refer to people of Asian descent. The slur was used by Greene over the weekend during Sunday’s rally to denounce claims that the GOP is a “white supremacist party.”
“When I walked in yesterday, I was like, what kind of people come here?” Greene said. “So I’m walking around and seeing some good people, and I see white people, Black people, brown people, yellow people.”
“And then there’s talk of freedom and loving America, and conservative principles. Some crazy people in here were talking about how much they love this guy named Jesus,” Greene added, with applause from the audience. “And I heard — someone I really like — I think I heard that a lot of people here like a guy named Donald J. Trump.”
“And then I said, ‘Oh, oh, I know exactly what this is: the left calls this a white supremacist party.’”
George Takei responded by saying he hadn’t heard the slur in years and taking a jab at some people in the audience.
I honestly haven’t heard someone use “yellow people” for decades. Perhaps she meant “yellow bellied people” because there are certainly lots in that crowd. https://t.co/AH8coIZdbC
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 20, 2021
This is not the first time Greene has landed in hot water for making comments that were seen as anti-Asian. In July, she promised to kick out any Chinese people who were loyal to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
“If I was in charge and I had my way, I would come down on China so hard,” Greene told former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon. “I would put tariffs back in place and they would be more strict than President Trump’s, because those tariffs worked.”
She continued: “I would kick out every single Chinese in this country that is loyal to the CCP. They would be gone … I don’t care how much money you have, how much land you own, how many businesses you own, how much money you donated to colleges and universities. I don’t care about who your kid is and how many students you’ve sent to our colleges.”
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