- The Washington Times - Monday, September 17, 2018

A black comedian said at Monday night’s Emmy awards that white people don’t thank Jesus enough, and it’s only the bad ones anyway.

During the opening monologue, co-host Michael Che joked with fellow “Saturday Night Live” cast member Colin Jost that his mother wouldn’t be watching.

“My mother is not watching,” Mr. Che said to Mr. Jost, who is white. “She says she doesn’t like watching white award shows because you guys don’t thank Jesus enough.”

Mr. Che went on to agree with the words he attributed to his mother and making a further anti-white joke.

“That’s true. The only white people that thank Jesus are Republicans and ex-crackheads,” he said.

Ryan Fournier, the chairman of Trump Students, sarcastically advised Mr. Che to “Keep it up. America is shifting further and further to the right.”

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Some liberals weren’t too keen on the joke either, for similar (if opposite) reasons as Mr. Fournier.

“This joke was tasteless, and feeds in to this half baked Christian persecution nonesense that has infected too many corners of evangelicalism. Great work Colin and #MichaelChe - where should @realDonaldTrump send your receipt for the in-kind contribution?” wrote Jonathan Franks, managing partner of Lucid Public Relations.

• Victor Morton can be reached at vmorton@washingtontimes.com.

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