Dr. Scott Jensen, a former Minnesota State Representative and the front-runner for the Republican nomination in the Minnesota governor’s race this year, had a self-proclaimed antisemite, misogynist, homophobe on his podcast last week.
Royce White, a former pro basketball turned right-wing activist, was on Jensen’s podcast to discuss mental health. Until last week, White’s Twitter bio read: “American, Hotep, Blackface, Extremist, Alt-Right, Cis-Male, Sexist, Misogynist, Homophobic, Transphobic, Xenophobic, Antisemitic, Christian-Fundamentalist, etc.” He has since changed it to “There’s a crisis of leadership, worldwide. #Godspeed.”
Jensen, who won the GOP caucus on Feb. 1, is a family physician in Chaska. His campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
“Scott Jensen has promoted anti-vaccine conspiracy theories throughout his campaign for governor and is now giving a platform to bigotry,” DFL Chairman Ken Martin said in a statement. “He has given Minnesotans every reason to believe he would continue to empower dangerous and hateful extremists if he were elected Governor.”
White is also a regular on the Blaze TV show of former sportswriter-turned-conservative commentator Jason Whitlock, where last week he decried the “globalist agenda,” and in January complained of a “Jewish elite” and that it’s a problem when it’s suggested that there is a Jewish elite, there are cries of antisemitism.
“Why can’t anyone say the word ‘Jewish’ without being threatened with an antisemitism designation?” he said on Whitlock’s show last month. “That’s a problem. We have to address those first before we have a fair and balanced conversation about where we are as a society. It goes for gender, it goes for racism.”
White’s collegiate and pro basketball career was marked by off-court problems, and his mental health struggles were very public in 2012 after he was a first-round draft pick of the Houston Rockets out of Iowa State.
He started his college career at the University of Minnesota after playing at De La Salle High School for his first three years before finishing at Hopkins High School. He never played a game at the U, however, after he was first suspended for involvement in a shoplifting incident. There was also an investigation into a theft in a dorm room and trespassing which saw him suspended for his entire freshman year. He transferred to Iowa State where he was the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year in his only season in Ames.
White suffers from a generalized anxiety disorder, which was exacerbated by having to fly around the country. He tried to get the Rockets to allow him to ride a bus to games where the schedule allowed. He said the team had been inconsistent in helping him cope with his anxiety. Ultimately he was traded away from Houston; he played three career NBA games with Sacramento.
Self Proclaimed antisemite? There it is… that’s your best move. There isn’t an anti-semitic atom in my body. This is what happens when dumb people that blog on the internet, listen to dumber people who write on Wikipedia. This is what they call you when you leave the plantation… American, Hotep, Blackface, Extremist, Alt-Right, Cis-Male, Sexist, Misogynist, Homophobic, Transphobic, Xenophobic, Antisemitic, Christian-Fundamentalist, etc. #Godspeed
You obviously know nothing about Royce White. If you did you would know his activism against the CCP and their treatment of Uighurs and all genocide and crimes against humanity. It doesn’t surprise me that you choose to lean so far left that you don’t even have many facts left in your article. Luckily those who can still think know you are full malice and we all see through your hatred.
Don’t tell Jews what is and isn’t antisemitic, we get to discuss that amongst ourselves, your opinion on it does not matter. The fact that you and so many other non Jews think it does just demonstrates the problem.
Calling out your antisemitism has nothing to do with race, decrying a globalist, Jewish elite is textbook Jew hate whether it’s said by somebody who’s white, black, brown, gay, straight, Christian, Muslim, atheist or whatever, it’s pretty simple.
Frontrunner? Kendall Qualls is the frontrunner – a black conservative. How about penning an article about him? How about writing just one sentence about Ilhan Omar, an actual person in actual office who is an actual anti-semite. Sorry buddy, the Democrat Party ain’t what you think it is. Wake up, you wokes.
Thank you for exposing this aspect of Jensen’s campaign, adding to the many reasons he should be defeated this November. As for the defenders of the former athlete—that he can’t be an anti-Semite because he seeks justice for Uyghurs even though he called himself an anti-Semite in his online profile—you win the 1984 George Orwell Doublethink Award of the Week. (See also “Famous Last Words” somewhere online: “Some of my best friends are (fill in the blank).)
Have you ever heard of being facetious?
I’m sorry to inform you, but if I have to pick between Ohmar or an American, Hotep, Blackface, Extremist, Alt-Right, Cis-Male, Sexist, Misogynist, Homophobic, Transphobic, Xenophobic, Antisemitic, Christian-Fundamentalist, etc.
~ then this middle age, female, Jewish person will be voting for ~American, Hotep, Blackface, Extremist, Alt-Right, Cis-Male, Sexist, Misogynist, Homophobic, Transphobic, Xenophobic, Antisemitic, Christian-Fundamentalist, etc
You go Royce!
Weird people on here. Ilhan Omar doesnt give every one else a green light to be antisemitic.
He’s not even running against Omar. He’s running for Governor. Cant you just vote for someone who doesnt give platforms to antisemites. And, sorry Royce, blaming the “Jewish elite” is straight out of Hitler’s playbook.
Use LOGIC people!
Nothing like Royce playing the race card as a coverup for his hate mongering and other problems. Many African Americans share the plantation heritage and they don’t spew this evil hate sewage. PS the Somali Community is not antisemitic even if Ilhan isn’t careful with words. Synagogues and mosques have been working together for many year to fight bigotry in Minnesota.
All the rumper candidates and incumbents from Harvard, Yale Stanford etc aren’t. ”elites?” Cruz, hawley, etc etc etc