The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill referenced a public assassination during President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Hill, a far-leftist who despises Trump and has falsely labeled the president a “white supremacist,” alluded to the assassination of Malcolm X, who was gunned down in front of his supporters and family while preparing to give a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in 1965.
“[P]lease let @AOC yell out ‘whose mans is this,'” actor Desus Nice posted on Twitter.
Hill responded, “Nah, she gotta yell: GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET.”
Nah, she gotta yell: GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET https://t.co/Yi2xYOx00U
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 6, 2019
The”GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET” quote refers to the last words Malcolm X probably heard before he was gunned down.
In February 1965, as Malcolm X stood before about 400 people for a Manhattan speech, a man in the crowd yelled, “Get your hand out my pocket!” in an apparent attempt to create a diversion. While Malcolm X’s bodyguards approached the man who yelled, three other men charged the stage, firing a sawed-off shotgun and handguns. Malcolm X died of 21 gunshot wounds.
The reference was not lost on Hill’s 1.1 million Twitter followers:
— 🐻tothe802 (@duetothe802) February 6, 2019
Maybe the @SecretService should pay you a visit, and give you something to really complain about.
— Pri-X560 (@PriX560) February 6, 2019
I was gonna say “be careful” but, a. I ain’t the one to tell you what to do, and, b. None of these fools would get the reference.
— Julian® (@sixxis311) February 6, 2019
***UPDATE: We deleted one of the tweets after the owner of that Twitter account reached out to tell us his tweet was not meant to support Hill’s tweet. We regret the error. While there are many who did respond favorably to Hill’s tweet, out of an abundance of caution we’ve removed all the tweets.”