Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot took aim Friday at the discrimination lawsuit filed against her by the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) and defended her widely panned interview policy that discriminated against white reporters.
The far-left Democrat stated during an appearance on CNN that the lawsuit was “frivolous,” and attempted to justify her policy only granting interviews to minority reporters by claiming she “started a long overdue conversation about diversity in newsrooms.”
In an apparent swipe at the lawsuit and the criticism of Lightfoot over the interview policy, anchor John Berman noted that he was “a white guy,” but that he was still conducting the interview. Berman also pointed out that the policy was effective for allegedly only one day.
“Well, the lawsuit is completely frivolous. I’d use a more colorful term if we weren’t on TV,” Lightfoot responded. “But here’s the thing: I’m the mayor of the third largest city in the country. I’m an African-American woman, to state the obvious. Every day when I look out across my podium, I don’t see people who look like me, but more to the point, I don’t see people who reflect the richness and diversity of the city.”
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