Yale psychiatry professor Bandy Lee said the woman seen nodding in support of Trump was being used for “visual manipulation” as part of a “mind-controlling technique.”
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If you watched NBC’s town hall event featuring President Trump on Thursday night, you probably noticed a woman in the background who at certain points nodded in approval at the answers Trump gave to the questions that were asked, including the ones from combative town hall moderator/Biden stand-in Savannah Guthrie.
For those who missed it, here is the “nodding woman” at one point giving a nod and a thumbs up to an answer Trump gave on the economy:
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 16, 2020
Here’s another clip where she nodded approvingly at Trump denouncing white supremacy and Antifa:
NBC News and Savannah Guthrie might think that ANTIFA is just a group of peaceful protestors.
But this lady behind President Trump and the rest of America understands that ANTIFA is a dangerous, violent, extremists organization. pic.twitter.com/ThqHkTmPin
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) October 16, 2020
At the beginning of the town hall, Guthrie noted that the voters in attendance were a mixture of Biden supporters, Trump supporters, and undecided voters. With that in mind, you wouldn’t think it’d be a big deal to those watching at home to see the occasional positive reaction from the woman to Trump’s responses.
But Democrats, the mainstream media, and Never Trumpers were so angered by the woman’s reactions and apparent support for Trump that they set out on social media in droves to find out who she was in an attempt to shame her.
“Principled” Never Trumper Tom Nichols, a self-styled “expert” on political matters, led the way in wanting to find out “who put her there,” as though she wasn’t there by choice:
Trump is going on about how he is under leveraged and not to worry about the 400 million he owes and that woman behind him is nodding and shaking her head like she’s getting paid by the muscle movement
I would love to know who put her there
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) October 16, 2020
A few minutes later, he demanded his friends in the media find out who the nodding woman at the “undecided” voter town hall was, apparently unaware of what Guthrie said at the beginning about how there were a mixture of voters in attendance – including Trump and Biden supporters:
Journalists, if you don’t find out who that woman is nodding behind Trump at an “undecided” voter town hall, then I don’t know what you’re getting paid for
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) October 16, 2020
NBC News “journalist” Howard Fineman was not pleased with the woman in the background either and suggested she was planted by Trump:
How did #Trump get that woman nodding for him at all times in the background?
— howardfineman (@howardfineman) October 16, 2020
“View” co-host and unhinged liberal Joy Behar declared on the program Friday that she wanted to make the “human bobblehead famous”:
‘Let’s Make Her Famous’: Joy Behar Slams ‘Human Bobblehead’ From Trump Town Hall https://t.co/RaxV2Q4AdE
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 16, 2020
Yale psychiatry professor Bandy Lee, who in the past has actually briefed Democratic members of Congress on her (uninformed) opinions regarding Trump’s mental health, said the black woman was being used for “visual manipulation” as part of a “mind-controlling technique”:
There is visual manipulation once again—a prominently seated black woman is nodding her head constantly to his talking points. This is exactly the mind-controlling “technique” I was looking for, and there it is.
— Bandy X Lee, MD, MDiv (@BandyXLee1) October 16, 2020
Liberal comedian Sarah Cooper thought she hit one out of the park with this sizzling hot take about the woman’s appearance:
A parody of Taken about a black woman who follows Trump around nodding at everything he says. It’s called… Token
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) October 16, 2020
CNN’s Brianna Keilar huffed about the “nodding woman,” revealing her name (Mayra Joli) and reporting that she is a former Congressional candidate and Trump supporter. The big issue, Keilar seemed to be suggesting, was that the woman had been invited to a town hall Keiler falsely claimed was “billed as an audience of undecided voters”:
CNN just did a whole segment about the nodding woman from the Trump townhall. They acted like it was a big scandal that she was a Trump supporter despite the fact that Savannah Guthrie said last night that the audience is a mix of Trump, Biden, and undecided voters. pic.twitter.com/R1cAiUQnWH
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 16, 2020
In spite of all the protestations about how Ms. Joli shouldn’t have been there because she wasn’t an undecided voter (even though in reality the town hall was billed as having a mixture of voters in attendance), I think it’s pretty obvious what their real issue was with her being in the background and expressing her support for Trump:
This is gross. Well-off white guy leads pack of other frenzied well-off white people to hunt down and go after black woman because she expressed a view they don’t like— by simply nodding her head. https://t.co/U4ZDn3Gg6f
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) October 16, 2020
A black woman can’t even nod in peace at a town hall without Democrats thinking they own her opinion. Smh
— AC (@AConDEMAND) October 16, 2020
How dare a black woman think differently, right? Even worse, how dare she do it in front of an audience of millions, some of whom might be influenced by her show of support?
The best thing about all of this? Despite attempts by the Usual Suspects to shame her, silence her, and make her go away, Ms. Joli was not quiet on Friday. Instead, she did interviews. In the below clip, she alleged NBC may have deliberately sat her where they did under the assumption she did not support him and would disagree with him:
Wow #NoddingWoman says she thinks NBC switched her seat to have her sit behind Trump because she was black and would be disagreeing with him. Wrong hypothesis! She says MLK wanted Americans judged by their character and not skin color. https://t.co/myE4bvl7yz
— Carrie Sheffield (@carriesheffield) October 16, 2020
Ms. Joli is the Democrat party’s worst nightmare come true: A minority voter who doesn’t toe the liberal line. There are many more black and Latino voters out there like her in key battleground states like Florida, enough to give Democrats big headaches on election night – and beyond.
— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —DONATE
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