Apparently orange doesn’t qualify as a color in the eyes of the NAACP. That’s the logical deduction after NAACP president Derrick Johnson issued a blistering statement via Twitter that “Orange Man Bad” being handcuffed was all he wanted for Christmas.
Johnson published the tweet shortly after the January 6th House Select Committee voted in favor of referring criminal charges to the Justice Department against former president Donald Trump.
“I don’t want a lot for Christmas. There is just one thing I need. I don’t care about the presents. Underneath the Christmas tree,” Johnson began, harkening back to familiar lyrics from one of the most successful pop culture Christmas songs in modern times.
“All I want for Christmas is… Donald Trump in handcuffs,” Johnson said.
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
All I want for Christmas is… Donald Trump in handcuffs.
— Derrick Johnson (@DerrickNAACP) December 20, 2022
That the NAACP promotes political narratives over the well-being of Americans is hardly surprising. Twitter users immediately called them out for their out-of-touch, tired attacks on the former president.
One user wrote: “Excuse me sir. How is this beneficial to Blk ppl? Is this what the NAACP waste our political capital on? Smdh!”
Another said in as many words that it was deeply ironic that the NAACP of all groups, an organization which for decades has promoted the idea America is racist for imprisoning black men, would suddenly call for the imprisonment of someone else. “It says a lot about the human spirit when the leader of the naacp wishes to see a fellow man in chains for Christmas. Nothing else needs to be said,” the user noted.
Still others called out Johnson for focusing on progressive wishlist items rather than reality. “Of course you do Derrick. I haven’t seen one thing you’ve championed for Black America while president of the NAACP,” one user wrote.
Still another wondered about Johnson’s selective application of Christmas when it suited his political ideas. “I thought Christmas was a “yt mans holiday” to you,” they said.
The criminal referrals against Trump, long anticipated given the make-up and production of the House’s bipartisan-in-name-only, against Trump come against the backdrop of both the years-long investigation into the events of January 6th as well as the federal government’s unprecedented raid of Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago estate. Even the Washington Post was eventually forced to concede the document trove did not amount to a national security threat – the pretext of the raid in the first place.
While Democrats and their media allies are cheering the inevitable conclusions drawn by the House’s J6 committee, Donald Trump viewed the criminal referral differently. As Fox News reported, Trump indicated that he sees this outcome as something that would “ultimately help him.”
Trump predicted the criminal referral would ultimately help him. “These folks don’t get it that when they come after me, people who love freedom rally around me. It strengthens me. What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger,” Trump said in a statement posted on TRUTH Social, condemning the criminal referral as “a partisan attempt to sideline me and the Republican Party.”
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