Black women, we are the absolute best and can shade you without saying a single word.
Case in point: news anchor Cheryl Wills is being hailed on Twitter for not co-signing on an “upbeat” news story about President Trump.
According to Huff Post, “during a Monday night segment of “NY1 Live At Ten” on New York City’s Spectrum News NY1, anchor Anthony Pascale narrated video coverage of Trump making a surprise appearance at a wedding Saturday at his New Jersey golf club.”
When it was over, Pascale turned to Willis to get her to confirm that Trump showing up was “cool.”
“You have to say, that was pretty cool that he stopped by,” he said.
Clearly, Willis wanted NONE of that. So instead of being snarky, she kept it cute and non-responsive by reading the next line of news.
“Now to the latest on the international tug-of-war over rapper A$AP Rocky…” Wills said in the clip.
Take a look at how the Daily Show tweeked the footage:
Of course folks were cracking up about the Emmy-winning anchor’s demeanor. Here are some of our favorite reactions:
Watch This Black News Anchor Shade Y’all President In The Best Way was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
That awkward moment when you’re looking for a co-sign and instead you get ...— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) July 24, 2019
Black Queens are masters of saying a 1,000 words without saying a 1!— Kennedy⚜️ (@Kennedymarshal3) July 24, 2019
See... That lady mama told her "if you can't say nothing nice, don't say nothing at all" 😂😂— Arrest Every Single Member of the Coup Klux Klan💛 (@Unknwnstuntman) July 24, 2019
Hit homie with the “in other news” stiffarm pic.twitter.com/QKMouixyUP— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) July 24, 2019
This is exactly what we mean when we say "White privilege." This dude has the luxury of being blissfully unaware and unbothered by the threat that his White nationalist president poses to those of us who can't afford to be this clueless.— Ezinne (@nilegirl) July 24, 2019
I LIVE! Cheryl couldn’t even dignify that nonsense with an answer. Sis was like ABSOLUTELY NOT— Annie Blackity Black Black Squeaks (@shoelvr32) July 24, 2019
But he's so white, I bet he said something to her afterwards. And I bet she had to cuss him all the way out.— 🐝Vote like Black women👏🏿 she/her🐝 #KHIVE (@LeciaMichelle11) July 24, 2019
Sis, just erased an entire person from existence. His family needs to put out a search team. Masterful shade. She needs to teach a class. pic.twitter.com/tiv6lzEU1S— Auntifa Abrams Davenport-Essence Hall (@fu_yaya) July 24, 2019
Hello 911 I'd like to report a murder— Oldrik⁉️ (@OldrikJansen) July 24, 2019