'Morning Joe' panel: Trump supporters are throwing democracy 'in the trash' in the name of racist 'culture war'
Joe Scarborough talks with Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. (Screen cap).

A "Morning Joe" panel on Monday lamented the way that President Donald Trump's supporters are continuing to cheer him on even as he continues destroying the norms of American democracy.


Eddie Glaude Jr., the chair of the Center for African-American Studies at Princeton University, expressed astonishment that the Republican Party had continued to enable Trump despite polling that shows he's hurting their own party -- and their own chances of holding on to their jobs.

"I have no idea about what's informing the political calculus of some Republicans enabling Donald Trump, who are normalizing racism," he said. "On the one hand you see them trying to marginalize and dismiss Bannonism and the alt-right, but on the other hand you see them engaging in this culture war rhetoric that in some ways reflects Bannonism and the alt-right."

Glaude then lamented the fact that "38 percent of Americans" are "willing to throw the principles and norms of American democracy into the trash bin for a culture war that Donald Trump is waging as if she was Sherman marching to the south."

Republican strategist Elise Jordan, who was born and raised in Mississippi, said that even her staunch Republican family is tired of trying to defend the president.

"They want to ignore the antics, it's embarrassing," she said.

Watch the video below.