MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough compared President Donald Trump’s administration to Nazi Germany after he ranted against immigrants at an El Paso rally.
The “Morning Joe” host and MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle said the president’s proposed border wall was inherently racist, and that he was stoking hatred to consolidate political power.
“The foundation of the wall is hate, it’s fear,” Barnicle said. “As you build his wall over the course of his political career, you build on that hate and that fear, and it becomes fear of the other, and it becomes fear of brown people and fear a caravan, and fear of invasions and fear of MS-13. That’s the root of Trump’s presidential election, and that’s going to be the root of his re-election campaign.”
Scarborough said the president had made plain his racist intentions.
“He said it yesterday in a tweet — we need to keep people from Latin America out of here,” Scarborough said. “It’s about the brown people that Donald Trump thinks do not belong in America.”
He said bigoted hate permeated all of Trump’s policies.
“You could look at all of his immigration policies, you can look at his campaign back in early December 2015, when he talked about the Muslim registry, when he talked about the Muslim ban,” Scarborough said. “We said at the time, this sounds a lot like Germany in 1933. There’s a reason, because in Germany in 1933 there were certain leaders that also focused on the other.”
Meghan McCain snaps at Sunny Hostin for daring to disagree with her about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Meghan McCain slammed President Donald Trump for hurling racist abuse at four Democratic congresswomen to heighten divisions in his rival party, and then framed the debate in the exact same way he has.
The conservative co-host on "The View" condemned the president's statements urging the four first-year lawmakers to return to their home countries as racist, and then complained that one of their chiefs of staff had accused moderate Democrats of turning a blind eye to racism.
"I think the politics of this is fascinating," McCain began. "We spent our entire week last week talking about how racist and xenophobic the original comments and the chants were, and I stand by that statement."
Here’s the insidious role Sean Hannity played in derailing Al Franken’s political career
The U.S. Senate lost one of its most prominent liberals when Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota, dogged by sexual harassment allegations, announced his resignation in December 2017. Some of Franken’s defenders believed the Democratic Party was too quick to throw him under the bus; other Democrats stressed that in light of the #MeToo movement, his resignation was absolutely necessary. Franken’s political downfall is the subject of an in-depth report by the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, who describes — among many other things — the role that Fox News’ Sean Hannity played in the media firestorm.
The media got it wrong: There’s no evidence GOP support for Trump improved after his racist outburst
One of the most popular articles last week involved claims that polls showed Republicans had increased their support of President Trump. But a closer analysis of the data reveals that any increase in support was within the margin of error. So the polls couldn’t conclude that GOP support for President Trump had gone up or down.
Polls are tricky creatures. We either give them near god-like status, or discount them entirely, often depending on whether they show us what we want.
I remember the movie “Machete,” where an opportunistic Texas politician fakes his own shooting. Within five minutes of that story breaking, the news anchor reported that the politician had drastically improved his standing in the polls. Surveys don’t work that way.