MSNBC contributor Donnie Deutsch launched into a rant on Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s attack on immigrants from Wednesday night, saying corporate CEO’s should take a hard look at whether they want to advertise on her show.
Speaking with Morning Joe contributor Wille Geist, Deutsch talked about the way in which Donald Trump has paved the way for more overt racism in the country since becoming president.
“That’s what dictators do,” he explained. “They find enough people in this country. 35 percent unhappy with their lot in their life, it’s not their fault. It’s the black man’s fault or the Jew’s fault. That’s how fascist dictators come to power.”
He then turned to Ingraham’s racist monologue.
“I have a call to action to advertisers as far as to Laura Ingraham’s message,” he said, his voice rising. “Someone gets thrown off the air for saying the N-word — this is more reprehensible, you’re basically saying we should be white.”
“I would challenge every CEO to walk through their companies this morning and look around and tap everybody on the shoulder and say ‘where did your grandparents come from?'” he suggested. “And any advertiser that endorses that behavior and can watch that message that Laura Ingraham puts out there and says, ‘yep I think my company shares those values, I endorse those values’ — I want to meet that CEO because I never met a CEO that would stand behind that.”
“Advertisers need to take a hard look at who is supporting that kind of message,” he added.
You can watch the video below via MSNBC: