MSNBC’s Morning Joe hasn’t exactly been fiercely critical of Donald Trump’s campaign and has regularly provided cover for some of his most outrageous actions. That said, Trump will very occasionally say something that crosses the line, and that’s been happening over the past several days when Trump has repeatedly attacked the judge overseeing the Trump University case for being a “Mexican.”
Joe Scarborough and his morning panel ripped into Trump on Monday morning for his “completely racist” remarks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom Trump has accused of having a conflict of interest in overseeing the Trump University case because his parents are of Mexican descent.
“It’s completely racist,” Scarborough thundered. “Here you have a guy that is from Indiana, from Indiana. I think his family, if I’m not mistaken, had been in the country longer than Trump’s grandmother.”
Panelists Nicole Wallace and Al Sharpton agreed with Scarborough’s assessment that Trump’s statements were racist, and let’s face it: Saying a judge is unfit to rule on your case because of his heritage is about as racist as it gets.
The panel then played a clip of Trump pointing to a black man attending one of his rallies on Friday while calling him “my African American.” Sharpton was not impressed by this gesture either.
“This is the guy the Republican party says should be in charge of the government of the United States and the armed services, to appoint judges, Supreme Court judges — this is the guy [who says] ‘look at my African-American over there,'” Sharpton said with disgust.
Check out a clip from the show below.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 6, 2016
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."