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W. Kamau Bell is a sociopolitical comedian and author of the new book "The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6'4", African-American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian" (Dutton). Tune in at 10 p.m. ET/PT Sundays for the second season of CNN's "United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell." The views expressed in this commentary are solely his.
(CNN)Earlier this week, Sen. Orrin Hatch, in discussing a proposal for a new monument that had been requested by five tribes native to the United States, said something that should have been reported far and wide. It was something so egregious it should have led those close to him to tell him to sit down and take a few deep breaths before speaking again. It was so nonsensical and offensive that even President Donald Trump should have said, "Are you kidding me? Who talks like that?"