Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville has long been known as a bigoted and idiotic piece of human waste, but comments he made during an appearance on Donald Trump Jr’s “Triggered” podcast are drawing almost universal criticism across the political spectrum.
During a discussion of education, Tuberville remarked, “The Covid really brought it out how bad our schools are and how bad our teachers are, in the inner city. Most of them in the inner city, I don’t know how they got degrees.”
He then added:
Tuberville also let loose with this morsel of profound personal ignorance:
Keep in mind that before the state of Alabama elected him to the Senate, Tuberville was a college football coach. It’s safe to say he probably had some players who couldn’t read or write and needed help, too, but that’s OK because they had the athletic ability he needed to exploit in order to justify his salary, which was in the millions.
Oh, and it’s also instructive to know the following about the state of Alabama: It’s ranked 46th among the 50 states when it comes to its educational system. Kind of makes you wonder if more than a few of Tuberville’s constituents are also deficient when it comes to reading and writing skills.
One good thing did come from Tuberville’s bigoted remarks: The social media whupping he took.