Al Hunt Calls Trump a Modern-Day 'George Wallace'

July 13th, 2015 7:43 AM

Liberal media types like Al Hunt haven't called Donald Trump a Hitler. Yet.  But Judy Woodruff's husband has branded Trump a modern-day version of an iconic personification of racism.

On today's Morning Joe, Hunt declared that Trump is "George Corley Wallace, 40 years later."

Trump = Wallace?  Really? Compare and contrast. Wallace: "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." Donald Trump: "I love the Mexican people . . . I respect Mexico." Trump's depiction of the criminal element among illegal Mexican immigrants has drawn condemnation.  But when you look at US prisons bulging with illegals, can anyone deny that there is a significant criminal component among those entering our country illegally from Mexico?

DONALD TRUMP: I don't blame the Mexicans.  I respect Mexico. I don't blame the Mexican government. I just wish our people were smart. They're really smart doing that. They're sending them to us and we're either putting them in jails, or letting them go free--which is even worse.
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JOE SCARBOROUGH: Al Hunt, you could see over this weekend, the course of this weekend, columns on the right from Jonah Goldberg, Kevin Williamson with the National Review, George Will, of course, Krauthammer talking about it. A rising sense of indignation that this former Democrat, this contributor to Hillary Clinton, this single-payer health care supporting populist is now seeming to grab a large chunk of the Republican base. What's your take on what's going on out there?

AL HUNT: This is George Corley Wallace 40 years later, Joe.