As a report in The Root points out, the Twitter hashtag, “#WhitesAgainstTrump, created by Heather Bentley last week, immediately trended after comedian (and soon to be CNN host) W. Kamau Bell posted a tweet and article using the hashtag” during last night’s CNN Republican debate hosted by CNN.
According to Bell’s Twitter profile, he’s slated to host “United Shades of America soon on @CNN.”
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) December 15, 2015
The original tweet from Bentley was posted on December 9.
— Heather Bentley (@heatherbviola) December 9, 2015
Comedian W. Kamau Bell has a history of Trump bashing, as Breitbart News reported on December 10:
On Thursday’s “CNN Newsroom,” comedian W. Kamau Bell argued white people needed to “handle Donald Trump.” He further described Trump as “the pinnacle of white privilege and white supremacy meeting in one place.”
Bell said, “White people, you’ve created race and then off of race, off the back of race, you created racism, and everybody has a racial category, except white people seem to not claim their racial category, which sucks because you’re most of the racial category in this country. And so I consider it my job to handle Ben Carson, Raven-Symoné, random black people on the Internet. It’s your job to handle Donald Trump.”
Bell explained what he meant by pointing to how Rachel Dolezal was handled, stating, “Black people came together. There’s a thing called Black Twitter, I’m sure you’re familiar with. Black Twitter came together to handle Rachel Dolezal. I also wrote a — I wrote blogs about it. I tweeted about it. I talked about it on stage as a comedian, that’s what I do. I’m still talking about it. I’m recognizing the problem, and talking about the problem, and claiming my race when I talk about the problem. I’m not talking about Rachel Dolezal as a human being. I’m talking about her as a fake black person. And I think white people need to talk about Donald Trump as the worst. He’s like the pinnacle of white privilege and white supremacy meeting in one place.” Bell added, “White people have no community. … So, white people, have some white pride, that’s all I’m saying.”