MSNBC racial gaslighter Joy Reid may have taken a few steps over the line in recent comments she made about former NFL star Jack Brewer.
Brewer, a former standout safety for the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills turned entrepreneur and philanthropist, is demanding that Reid apologize for a tweet in which she claimed a photo of young black boys who were attending an event where Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an anti-critical race theory bill is “tantamount to child abuse.”
In fact, according to Brewer, the boys in the photo are enrolled in his education and mentorship programs and knew exactly why they were at the event.
“Joy Reid messed with the wrong boys,” Brewer told Fox News Digital on Monday, going on to say that he’s retained legal counsel and is considering a defamation lawsuit if Reid refuses to issue an apology.
The network noted:
Reid had retweeted a message from Florida state Sen. Shevrin Jones on Friday attacking DeSantis for Black children being photographed at the event where the governor signed the “Stop Woke” bill into law.
The kids in the photo are part of programs Brewer founded, including The Serving Institute and The Heroes program, which fall under the umbrella of his organization The Jack Brewer Foundation.
“This mis-use of Black boys is tantamount to child abuse. I would really like to hear the back-story on who these kids were and how they wound up at a DeSantis event. Given how anti-Black DeSantis is, using Black children this way is extra sick,” Reid said in her tweet.
“We are a faith-based program where we stand firm on the word of God,” Brewer countered. “For people to be questioned … this is just a tragedy, and this is the problem with Black America. This is the problem with underserved communities right here. Joy Reid is the example of the crisis going on in Black America.”
“The biggest concern that we both have is just for the safety and protection of my kids and our program,” he continued. “We’ve received several phone calls from parents and different people who are obviously getting calls and harassed by folks in regards to this crazy thing that Joy did.”
Over the weekend, Reid apparently updated her tweet and claimed that ‘sources’ told her the boys in the photo were enrolled in a Miami-area charter school and added they may not have been aware of why there were at the event with the governor.
“Update: heard from a Florida source today that these Black boys who America’s most racist governor used as props came from a Miami charter school (I won’t name the school to spare them from MAGA harassment/threats) & that they may not have known in advance why they were there,” Reid wrote.
Brewer said that the boys in the photo “knew exactly what they were there for.” In addition, he said, the boys have also supported DeSantis in the past, including earlier this month when they attended a bill-signing event with the governor for legislation providing $70 million to support increasing fatherhood.
“It was explained to them on the bus … It was explained to them while they were there. Yeah, my kids don’t identify with CRT because we don’t believe in it,” he said. “We believe in loving everybody and not separating people by their skin color. That’s what we teach. Our program teaches to love this country. To love God first. To love their neighbor as themselves.”
Relatives of some of the boys also expressed outrage at Reid’s comments, saying that boys in Brewer’s programs are “very articulate on [CRT] and are just very, very upset and hurt by what [Reid] said.”