Jon Stewart Blasts Newt Gingrich's 'African Americans Need Paychecks Not Food Stamps' Remarks (VIDEO)
It's one thing if you make a less than sensitive remark on the campaign trail, but it's another thing altogether when you ask for praise instead of forgiveness afterwards.
That's just what former GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich did in New Hampshire earlier this month, when the fourth-place candidate told a town hall meeting that African Americans should ask the government for paychecks, not food stamps, and that he'd be happy to speak to that effect at an NAACP conference.
On Thursday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart and Wyatt Cenac had a field day analyzing Gingrich's remarks, including how irritated he was when people were outraged by them. Aside from forgetting that both white people and people with jobs need to use food stamps, Gingrich's biggest gaffe was saying that "African Americans have made many contributions to America" and that he himself has "served" with them, during his non-apology.
"Served with? You mean, 'employed by the government at the same time as,'" Stewart said, referring to Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell.
According to Stewart, it's not that Gingrich didn't want to apologize, it's that he was truly bewildered that no one saw his implication that most black people are on food stamps as altruistic and noble. Oh, Newt.
For more Stewart turned to Cenac, who immediately called Gingrich's remarks "some racist bullsh*t," but only because it's taken him this long to start being offensive towards black people. Watch Wyatt's full reaction to clips of Gingrich insulting everyone but African Americans for years, below.