MSNBC Guests Declare That ‘We Have to Start Calling Trump’s Supporters Racists As Well’ (VIDEO)
Guests on Sunday’s episode of MSNBC’s AM Joy declared that it is time to start calling supporters of President Donald Trump “racist,” as if they haven’t already been doing that since 2015 and declared that the word “Trump” is a “modern-day swastika.”
Comedian Dean Obeidallah said that the word “Trump” is becoming a “modern-day swastika,” while The Beat D.C‘s Tiffany Cross claimed that that a MAGA hat is equivalent to a “Nazi symbol” or “Klan hood.”
The host, Joy Reid, was arguing that President Donald Trump is promoting white nationalism.
“I think that this is something that his supporters — and we have to start calling his supporters racists as well. That MAGA hat — that MAGA symbol has come to represent something. it is the new Nazi symbol — it is the new hood, the Klan hood.”
Cross asserted that it is “racist” to refer to illegal immigrants as “illegal immigrants” because the term is “overwhelmingly offensive.” Reid agreed with the sentiment, calling the term outdated and saying that “we don’t even use the term in the media anymore.”
She isn’t just offended by the phrase “illegal immigrants,” Cross also claimed that just the word “Trump” is now a symbol of hate.
“There have been mosques defaced with the word ‘Trump.’ Today, Trump is becoming a modern-day swastika. People have to be aware, it’s no longer a name — it’s shorthand for a symbol of hate. Someone says, ‘I like Trump,’ they’re telling you they’re in for white supremacy — I’m in for bigotry — I’m in for sexism.’ That’s what Trump means now, and I think we have to be aware of it and call it out bluntly.”