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By Brian Flood | Originally Posted on Fox News

Republican California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder dismissed a column that called him “the Black face of white supremacy” as par for the course because liberals are “scared to death” that he could actually take control of the state.

The Los Angeles Times published a column on Friday titled “Column: Larry Elder is the Black face of white supremacy. You’ve been warned,” which accused the Republican of using “overly simplistic arguments that whitewash the complex problems that come along with being Black in America.” L.A. Times columnist Erika D. Smith said Elder uses “taunting and toddler-like name-calling of his ideological enemies” before belittling the gubernatorial candidate with her own insults.

“I’ve learned that it’s often best just to ignore people like Elder. People who are — as my dad used to say —‘skinfolk’ but not necessarily kinfolk,” she wrote before attempting to insult Elder as a “Trump fanboy,” “dangerous,” a “troll” and implied he doesn’t understand critical race theory.

“His candidacy feels personal. Like an insult to Blackness,” the Times columnist wrote.

Fox News host Sean Hannity called the column “disgusting” and invited Elder to respond to it directly during Friday’s episode of “Hannity.”

“I am genuinely, friend to friend, sorry that you have to go through something as evil, horrific and racist as that,” Hannity said.

However, Elder, who leads the pack of Republican candidates looking to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the Sept. 14 recall election, wasn’t surprised.

“I anticipated that would happen. This is why a lot of people don’t go into politics because of the politics of personal destruction,” Elder said.

“This is not the first time the L.A. Times has attacked me, there is another writer who all but called me a Black David Duke,” Elder continued. “They are scared to death.”

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