Donna Brazile, the Democratic strategist and CNN contributor, has accused Mitt Romney of mistaking her for PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, suggesting that the former presidential candidate could not tell the difference between two black women.
In an interview with The New York Times, published Friday, Brazile said that when Romney first met her he introduced himself by saying, “Hi, Gwen.”
“Go back to 2012, and Mitt Romney showed up at the N.A.A.C.P. after he secured the nomination because he had to,” Brazile told the Times, before going on to describe their first encounter. “He came up to me and said, ‘Hi, Gwen,’… Poor thing. He didn’t know.”