No this is not a joke. I did not believe the quote until I saw the video. What is Steele doing here?
Video embedded below.
"Michael Steele: Education and the economy, education and jobs, education and small business
Martin: "One of the criticisms I've always have is, white Republicans are scared of black folks"
Michael Steele: "You're absolutely right, I've been in the room and they're scared of me""