D.L. Hughley Says Exactly What Many Were Thinking About White America’s Fondness of Muhammad Ali



On the Saturday edition of MSNBC’s AM Joy, comedian and writer D.L. Hughley sits down with journalist Joy Reid to promote his new book, “Black Man, White House,” and weigh in on the legacy of the Obama presidency and the 2016 presidential race.

In the nearly 9-minute clip, the comedian touches on all of the major candidates in the presidential race and their impact in the 2016 election.

However, when Hughley was asked about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the comedian began to dismantle conservatives and their ideology.

At 6 minutes in, Hughley says Republicans have a problem if they are repeatedly referencing Abraham Lincoln as the stalwart of their party.

“Liberals built this country. You are what you are because of liberals,” the comedian explained. “When you have to keep referencing the dude on the penny, you have to update your resume.”

The politically savvy comedian begins to dig into the Republican party’s hypocrisy in regards to race, Trump and the Black icons they choose to love as well.

“They [conservatives] hated Martin Luther King, now they pretend like they love him. They hated Muhammad Ali — they didn’t start loving Ali until he was shaking going up the stairs during the Olympics … They didn’t start loving him until he was no longer a threat … You can’t be a little pregnant, you can’t be a little racist.”


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