Morning Joe: Trump Voters Are Frightened of Non-White Country

June 25th, 2018 3:09 PM

Unsurprisingly, on Monday, MSNBC's Morning Joe returned to its usual Trump bashing. The smears started with a charge from host Joe Scarborough that, “the central defining nature of his presidency now has to do with attacking people who are not white.”



Not to be outdone, New York Times political correspondent Nick Confessore took a turn at attacking President Trump and his supporters. Confessore went as far as proclaiming President Trump has a loyal base due to “the politics of racism and nationalism in this country.” The reporter claimed they are reportedly “terrified” and “frightened” due to “the reality that in 20 or 30 or 40 years, this country is not going to be a majority white country.

According to Morning Joe, historic tax cuts, conservative judges, and potential peace on the Korean Peninsula were peanuts compared with the MSNBC-proclaimed truth that Trump voters are only loyal due to their apparent fear of a “non-white country.” They also completely disregarded the fact that President Trump did better among Latinos and African Americans than Mitt Romney. 

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MSNBC's Morning Joe


6:06:02 - 6:07:31

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Whether it's just overt racism which has now gone from a seasoning at the beginning of the campaign to literally the central driving principle of his presidency. You look at the press conferences that he's holding and the statements he is making. The central -- the central defining nature of his presidency now has to do with attacking people who are not white. Look at his tweets. Look what's happened over the past week. People understand that too, and yet they go, well, I know. That makes me comfortable and they still support him.

NICK CONFESSORE: Look, it's been there for a while. It's more present now, it's everywhere now. Discussions of infestation which is the language that precedes pogroms, talking about how all immigrants are essentially MS-13. I think the reason people stick with him aside from the fact they are comfortable with those attitudes is that their investment in this man is so deep, and if you look at the politics of racism and nationalism in this country, it is a reaction I believe, from my reporting on this to the reality that in 20 or 30 or 40 years, this country is not going to be a majority white country. There are people who are terrified of that because it means a loss of their cultural prominence and predominance and their political power in the long-term. They are frightened and scared and respond to the racist attacks and they rally to him.