On Sunday's AM Joy, MSNBC host Joy Reid served up a double helping of "Meathead" as liberal film maker Rob Reiner and his wife, Michele Reiner, spent a segment ranting against President Donald Trump and his "hardcore racist" supporters. Michele Reiner invoked Nazi death camps as she called Trump "evil" and likened him to Adolf Hitler.
Rob Reiner repeatedly accused Trump supporters of being "racists" if they agree that immigrants who cross the border illegally should be prosecuted, resulting in some being separated from their children during detention as required by law.
Early in the segment, Rob Reiner declared:
Let's cut to the chase -- this is about racism. This is pure and simple racism -- that's all this is. He's hoping that the people who support him will be ginned up and running to the polls to make sure that brown people don't come into America. That's exactly what's going on here.
Reid soon suggested that Trump political advisors want to motivate the Republican base "by separating brown children and parents," leading Michele Reiner to respond, "This is based on racism, period," adding that "they don't want more brown people coming into this country."
She soon likened the Trump administration to Nazi Germany as she added: "And I have to tell you, my mother was in Auschwitz. She got separated from her entire family -- lost her entire family. I never thought I would live to see something like that, particularly in this country, ever again in my lifetime."
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A bit later, even though the Obama administration had detained illegal immigrant families together until it was barred from doing so by a court ruling in 2015, Reid and the Reiners found it unacceptable if the Trump administration were to do the same. Reid raised the topic: "And the next thing that we're talking about, Rob, is indefinite family detention. So not letting the children out of the cages, but just putting the families in with them."
Rob Reiner responded: ""This is inhuman. What we're doing in the United States of America is inhuman." The liberal activist soon added: "It's the only thing he can sell to that racist base of his."
Michele Reiner then brought up Hitler's Germany again:
They follow the exact pattern that Hitler has -- I hate to say it -- with the propaganda, even down to -- the Red Cross went into Auschwitz. They cleaned it up for two days -- it looked fine -- they went back -- they said everything seems fine there.
Her husband injected: "It's a fascist playbook."
Citing polls showing that a substantial percentage of Republicans support Trump's handing of border security, Rob Reiner renewed his charges of racism: "Those people who are supporting what he's doing here are racists, period."
He soon added: "And 25 percent of the country -- whether it's 20, 30 percent -- are hardcore racists. They do not want to see brown people coming into America. That's just what's going on here."
After it was mentioned that, on other issues, President Trump has recently reversed Obama administration policies, Michele Reiner asserted: "Every single thing that Obama did, he's dismantling. Every single thing. And don't tell me that's not racist."
She soon called Trump "evil" as she added: "To quote that new book that just came out, he is evil. He is evil. And the thing is, I thought, 'He'll come in and he won't really know because he's not that smart smart, and he'll just do a showmanship thing,' but he's evil.