GOP leader Don Yelton stands by racist comments in “Daily Show” interview
North Carolina GOP Precinct Chair Don Yelton stands by what has been deemed as the "most baldly racist 'Daily Show' interview of all time," during which Yelton told correspondent Aasif Mandvi that he's in favor of the state's controversial voter ID laws because "If [the law] hurts the whites so be it. If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it."
It seemed that Yelton was prepared for the backlash; before the interview aired, he told the Mountain Xpress that "The questions were such that the answers can be played with. I expect them to play with my answers for racism."
But Yelton, who once posted a picture of President Obama "sittin' on a stump as a witch doctor" to make fun "of the white half of Obama, not the black half," doesn't think his quotes were taken out of context. In fact, he is quite pleased with how it all turned out.