Black Twitter wasn't having it Wednesday night when it came to the Republican National Convention speech from African-American pastor and ardent Donald Trump supporter. While Darrell Scott was busy trying to convince convention-goers that "we are here as Americans, regardless of" race, creed and color, black social media users begged to differ.
The reason for the apparent scorn? Scott has seemingly disregarded what many people feel are a series of racist statements from Trump, who just last week dismissed the Black Lives Matter social justice movement as being "inherently racist." Scott's words Wednesday night proved to be too much for many on so-called Black Twitter to take.
There was even an unofficial accusation of Scott borderline plagiarizing his remarks, an indirect reference to Monday night's convention scandal when Trump's wife, Melania Trump, read from a speech that borrowed liberally from a speech delivered 8 years ago by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Scott, for his part, clearly sees nothing wrong with supporting Trump, who it was rumored must have bribed the pastor in order to secure a rousing endorsement last year from Scott and a group of other black pastors.
Of course, with the state of race relations near an all-time low, it was no surprise that non-black Twitter users felt the exact opposite of Black Twitter, heaping praise on the pastor for what many described as inspirational words.