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.”
BUSTED: Trump’s White House sent out anti-Vindman talking points — trashing their own staffer
President Donald Trump's war on his own employees escalated on Tuesday when the White House spread talking points designed to result in a coordinated attack on a decorated active-duty Army officer.
"The Trump White House has taken the extraordinary step of distributing talking points to allies of the president trashing one of its employees," The Daily Beast reported after obtaining a copy of the document.
"On Tuesday morning, White House aide Julia Hahn emailed Trump surrogates under the subject line, “Vindman’s Complaints Are Nothing More Than Policy Disagreements,” according to messages reviewed by The Daily Beast. Hahn, a Steve Bannon protege and one of his former allies in the White House, works on outreach and communications involving pro-Trump talking heads and other players in conservative media," The Beast reported.
Don Lemon notes the GOP panic after their own witnesses gave testimony harming Trump: ‘Worried much?’
CNN anchor Don Lemon explained how witnesses called by Republicans in the impeachment inquiry destoryed the defenses employed by President Donald Trump and his allies.
"Now, let's just be honest, the shakedown -- that's exactly what it is -- the shakedown is exposed, people," Lemon said.
"And the evidence comes from the Republican's own witnesses," he noted. "The former envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker -- who resigned just one day after the release of the whistleblower's report -- telling the president's defenders exactly what they did not want to hear."
"They called him apparently expecting him to say what he said in his closed-door testimony, that he saw no evidence of a quid pro quo, or let's call it for what it is again -- a shakedown," he continued. "Well, now he says he was wrong."
Trump declares it was a ‘great day for the GOP’ — and is mercilessly ridiculed for his absurd claim
President Donald Trump responded to the end of the day's impeachment hearings by saying that it was a great day for the Republican Party and for the United States. There were many people who disagreed, however.
Every person who testified before Congress has said that Trump's obsession with Joe Biden was concerning enough to alert others. Even National Security Council aide Tim Morrison stressed that he didn’t believe there was anything inappropriate about the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But when Rep. Val Demmings (D-FL) asked him why then he felt the need to report it if there was nothing wrong, Morrison struggled to find an answer.