Former NFL football player Jack Brewer is demanding MSNBC host Joy Reid apologize for her tweet claiming a photo of young Black boys attending an event with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was “tantamount to child abuse.”
Brewer told Fox News Digital: “Joy Reid messed with the wrong boys. We are a faith-based program where we stand firm on the word of God. 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.” Brewer said the boys in the photo “knew exactly what they were for.”
“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.
He continued: “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.”
Reid said in her first tweet:
“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 updated her post but so far has not issued an apology.
“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.”
Jane Halbritter, who has a nephew in Brewer’s programs, said:
“I wished [Reid] had asked them about it, because they do know what CRT is and why we oppose it,” Halbritter continued.
“I wouldn’t send them blindly into any sort of thing like that.”
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. https://t.co/FUyS5GDNMw— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) April 23, 2022