MSNBC's Glaude Repeats Myth That Police Took Dylann Roof to Burger King

April 1st, 2018 7:48 PM

On Friday's MTP Daily, MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude added his name to the list of liberals who have promoted the discredited myth that murderer and white supremacist Dylann Roof was actually taken on a trip to Burger King by police as he declared that President Donald Trump and his administration members "don't give a damn about black people" for not intervening in the Stephon Clark police shooting case.

During "The Lid" segment near the end of the show, while discussing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling the Stephon Clark shooting a "local matter," substitute host Katy Tur posed: "The President campaigned on Blue Lives Matter and law enforcement -- he used Black Lives Matter as a wedge issue. Do you think that this administration just doesn't care?"

Glaude began:

No, absolutely, I do. They don't give a damn, Katy. Jeff Sessions, every consent decree that was put down on Cleveland -- every consent decree, he's telling them they can ignore. One of the things that has haunted this nation since its beginnings is what I call the "value gap."  We live in a country where white people are valued more than others.

After recalling the autopsy which found that most of the bullets that struck Clark hit him in the back, Glaude brought up Charleston church mass murderer Roof and claimed: "And Dylann Roof was taken to Burger King -- to Burger King! Nicolas Cruz is still alive! And so the assumption that black lives don't matter from the top."

He took aim at Trump administration members as the liberal contributor concluded:

And so when you hear the President and all of his folks do what they do, all right, the only thing you can assume is that they just don't give a damn about black people. They don't give a damn about poor people. They don't give a damn about anybody but themselves.

Glaude is the latest in a list of prominent liberals -- including CNN contributors Angela Rye and Symone Sanders -- who have parroted the myth that police officers actually took Roof to Burger King as part of some sort of special treatment.