Steve Price Talking Down To Jamila Rizvi On ‘The Project’ Is A Perfect Metaphor For The Election
Everybody's feeling a little bit tense right now.
Look, I think it’s safe to say that we’re all feeling a little bit tense right now. Regardless of who you actually wanted to win the US election, the world is looking quite a bit different than it did this time yesterday, and emotions are understandably running high.
Thankfully, conservative grump Steve Price was on The Project last night, because if the last 24 hours have taught us anything, it’s that there’s nothing people find more comforting than watching a rich white bloke get stuck into a woman on the telly.
The panel was discussing how Donald Trump managed to pull off his upset victory, and as they often do they invited Price to join them because balance, I guess?
Also joining the panel was News Limited columnist and former Labor staffer Jamila Rizvi, a vocal Clinton supporter who admitted she was feeling “a little bit drunk and a little bit sad” about how the election had played out.
“I woke up this morning full of optimism and full of excitement,” she said. “I think like a lot of women did today I felt like, whether you were a Hillary supporter for her policies or not, for women this was going to be a big day. And right now I think a lot of people are just in shock.”
Of course one of the most surprising things about the result, given Trump’s vile remarks about women in the past, is that he was still able to win over large swathes of female voters. As host Carrie Bickmore pointed out, around 53 per cent of white women voted for Trump, along with 4 per cent of black women and 26 per cent of Latino women.
According to Price, what this means is that “the people in real America, in small town America, weren’t buying the bulldust that was coming out of the elites.”
“Can we cut through this bullshit about the idea of there being a real America?” Rizvi interrupted. “All America is real. If you live in the city or you live in a small town, you’re still an American.”
“I’m sorry, I was speaking, before you interrupted” said Price. “Is it okay if I speak?”
When Rizvi pointed out that Bickmore had been addressing her, Price shot back that “this is the reason why Donald Trump won, because people like you lecture and hector people.”
Charming. As. Always.
Bickmore quickly jumped to Rizvi’s defence. “Pricey, we were talking to Jamila, and you don’t need to keep that tone,” she said.
At least Price didn’t call her hysterical though. So that’s progress I suppose.
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