South Africa tweets show ‘morally debased’ Trump ‘will do anything’ to change the subject from Cohen: MSNBC panelist

MSNBC's Eddie Glaude was appalled by President Trump's decision to wade into South Africa's politics, and said the president was unnecessarily stoking racial tensions.


Late Tuesday night, apparently after watching Tucker Carlson, Trump tweeted "I have asked Secretary of State Pompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers."

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski noted that while the government is considering a plan to expropriate farmland "without compensation as a way to address old apartheid policies", Trump was promoting " a racist conspiracy theory... that can be traced back to an extremist, far-right wing group who describes itself as preparing for a coming violent race resolution to prevent a quote white genocide."

A visibly angry Glaude was having none of it. "The only words we get out of Donald Trump's mouth about predominantly African countries or African descendant countries is they are S-hole countries."

Glaude also shared his thoughts on Trump's motivations, comparing the president's uninformed tweet about South Africa to his recent remarks about murder victim Mollie Tibbets. "He's saying that [the Tibbets murder] is a result of not having the wall. Here this is a morally debased man who will do anything to protect himself and to divert attention from the fact that he has been noted as a non-indicted co-conspirator in a felony."

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