MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski wondered aloud whether President Donald Trump was purposefully encouraging white nationalist violence.
The president disavowed racist hate in an address Monday, following mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, but the “Morning Joe” co-hosts said Trump’s actions and statements fail to match those remarks.
“Now after four years of Donald Trump he is now starting to see the lights,” said co-host Joe Scarborough, “the warning lights blinkering all over America, and it reminds him of the warning lights we saw before 9/11 and other people in the counterterrorism business, before 9/11 they saw it. They saw those warning lights blinking. Those warning lights are blinking again.”
“If Donald Trump wants people to stop talking about him just using words, which is a good start, use your words and then have actions follow then he needs to speak out against the hatred towards Hispanics,” Scarborough added. “He needs to let people know they are welcomed in this country, he needs to let people know that the federal government is going to actually put on the books a terrorism law for domestic terrorism. There’s not even that law on the book right now.”
Brzezinski agreed there were actions the president could take to reduce racially motivated domestic terrorism, but she wondered whey he wasn’t taking any of those steps.
“You have to ask the question, and I’ll ask you, isn’t it okay to deduce that at this point this is what he wants?” Brzezinski said. “He is inciting hatred, inciting violence and inciting racism. If he doesn’t unequivocally call it off and say, this is wrong and we stand together against this and we are doing this, this and this to help fight hate crimes.”
“I mean, this is a president who seems to want these things to happen,” she added. “How else can this be explained, if he doesn’t call it off?”
Trump thinks he can block shipments to Venezuela by posting Navy ships along their coastline
In a strange turn of national security events, President Donald Trump thinks that he can cripple Venezuela by stationing Navy ships along the coastline of the country. He seems to have forgotten that Venezuela is connected to other countries on its south, west and southeastern border.
According to Axios, five current and former officials have either directly heard Trump say it or have been briefed on his plan.
The plan would be to blockade the country in the south Carribean for at least a year and a half.
Trump blames Ocasio-Cortez for two Democrats who were nearly barred from Israel
President Donald Trump tweeted out Sunday that Democrats are ready to wage war against Israel because the prime minister followed his direction to ban Congresswomen from coming to the country.
Israel backed off after an uprising from both conservative and liberal groups, saying the purpose of any international visit should be to help educate, regardless of the support for the country.
"House Democrats want to take action against Israel because it is fighting back against two (maybe four) people that have said unthinkably bad things about it & the Israeli people. Dems have such disdain for Israel! What happened? AOC Plus 4 is the new face of the Democrat Party!" Trump announced.
‘Part of me wanted to leave’: Lone attendee of Steve King town hall turns out to be a ‘hungover’ Democrat
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is being told to resign by members of his own party who are tired of his overt racism. While many Republicans might exhibit racist tendencies and make apologies for the president's racism, King says things out loud the GOP would just assume he keep quiet on. The true test, however, comes from King's own district and whether or not they're willing to reelect him in November.
The key revelation came at a recent townhall King held, where the only person who attended was a hungover Democrat. The Iowa Starting Line reported the pathetic event, where it seemed more members of the press were willing to show up than actual constituents.