After calling Aunt Jemima “the picture of the American Dream,” a speaker at a Trump rally is getting some heat.
Reagan Escudé said to the crowd while speaking at the president’s event in Phoenix on Tuesday that, “Aunt Jemima was canceled,” referring to the syrup brand’s decision to rebrand after ongoing attacks that its 130-year mascot was racially insensitive.
“And if you didn’t know, Nancy Green, the original, first Aunt Jemima, she was the picture of the American dream.”
As the audience clapped and cheered, she went on to say that Aunt Jemima “was a freed slave who went on to be the face of the pancake syrup that we love and we have in our pantries today. She fought for equality, and now the leftist mob is trying to erase her legacy. And might I mention how privileged we are as a nation if our biggest concern is a bottle of pancake syrup,” she added.
Social media was not here for her little speech at all, although Donald Trump thanked her for her “beautiful” comments. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown reacted on Twitter saying,
Olen Spencer followed up saying, “So the American Dream is to be a freed slave and to be on a pancake box!?”
Escudé was fried from her job over a post about Black Lives Matter. However, Trump had introduced Escudé at the event, calling her a “target of liberal cancel culture.”
After she concluded her speech, she thanked Trump for “never apologizing to the mob. She also told him, “You are the change we need to see in America.”