Symone Sanders has a history of saying “callous” statements about white people.
When a white guy was dragged out of his car and beat up by a Chicago mob for being a Trump supporter, the Bernie Sanders operative couldn't contain her disbelief that anyone would look at this white victim as a human being:
“Oh my goodness, poor white people! Please! Oh my– stop. Stop, Carl.”
As Mediaite points out, there are other goldie oldies from this Bernout:
If Sanders seems familiar, it’s probably because you remember her mockingly exclaiming “Oh my goodness, poor white people” during an on-air conversation about a Trump supporter beaten by a mob. She’s also said the Democratic Party doesn’t “need white people leading” it right now and the election of Trump put “white supremacy into the White House.”
Of course, this is all perfectly acceptable as a media personality, because... well, it's the U.S. media.
After a Facebook Live video broke national news for showing four black men tormenting a disabled white man and yelling “F*** white people! F*** Donald Trump!”, it was only a matter of time before the media would rush in to say, “Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Only white people can be bigots, this cannot be a 'hate crime!'”
Symone Sanders was on a panel with Don Lemon, who understandably stated he can't yet call it a hate crime because the Chicago police hadn't finished their investigation.
But Sanders had a more interesting reason it couldn't be a “hate crime.” Politics.