Crazy Lefties: Not Bashing Trump on Greenland Is ‘Disloyal’ to Racist, Sexist America

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There was plenty to pick through on Wednesday’s Hardball, such as topics covered here about how PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor implied she was upset with God Bless the USA airing at Trump rallies and the President for not pushing gun control. But there were also meltdowns from Alcindor and her fellow MSNBC panelists about Trump’s feud with Denmark that included the words “disloyal,” “grenades,” and more accusations of racism and sexism.

Host Chris Matthews went to New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg by exclaiming that it was “a lightweight” and “embarrassing” “conversation” with “mobster” Trump being akin to “Bugsy Siegel walk[ing] by like in a movie, Warren Beatty played that guy, and goes by the house, ‘hi, I like that house,’ goes in the house, and says, ‘I want to buy your house.’”

 

 

Goldberg replied that “this whole thing is so preposterous” and, as per usual with most Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers, proceeded to go on a bender about what a disaster the administration has been. She also suggested that the Denmark feud stemmed from the fact that their prime minister is female (click “expand”):

I mean, look, I said earlier, this is kind of, if you had proposed this as a worst case scenario for what the Trump administration would unfold three years ago, people wouldn’t have believed you, right? This was this infantile whim, this completely absurd proposition that you’re going to buy this sovereign territory, for what reason has never been made clear. I mean, this is just the kind of, you know, autocratic flight of fancy that he has now decided to use to throw American foreign policy into chaos and what he’s doing besides bullying this country that has historically been an ally, in part, I think because he can’t tolerate countries led by women and particularly can’t tolerate women who say no to him, but he’s also put, you know, the world on notice that you are to humor, even his most ridiculous, autocratic pronouncements, you have to take them seriously or he’s going to use the full weight of the American government and American power to get revenge[.]

Despite the liberal media’s outrage over the President’s “disloyal” comments about Jewish Americans, Goldberg used that word to describe “everyone” who isn’t out condemning this Greenland story and Trump’s entire foreign policy. Matthews reacted with approval by screeching, “my God,” calling the topic “crazy talk.”

NBCNews.com’s Jonathan Allen picked up the baton, laying out this bizarre comparison involving grenades:

[S]o this reminds me if somebody calls me and says, “I’d love to buy your house.” This happens sometimes. You live in a decent neighborhood. Somebody calls and says, I’d love to buy your house. This is like you’re turning it down and then deciding they’re going to spray paint your house with epithets about your wife and children, they’re going to start, you know, leaving grenades on your lawn.

After Matthews and Goldberg reupped the latter’s point about the dispute revolving around sexism, Alcindor showed a disgusting contempt for her fellow Americans that pay her salary with our tax dollars. 

In other words, Alcindor bashing millions as racist, sexist xenophobes served as another brick in the house of why she and her colleagues at PBS and radio partner NPR must be defunded:

Donald Trump, for all the flaws that people point out about him, he has really, I think, laid bare some of the flaws of America, laid bare what people think of women, laid bare what people think of black people, laid bare the fact that some people are telling their neighbors to go back to their countries if they don’t agree with them. That — I think that swell could very well usher in Democrats electing a woman president and the country electing a woman president.

To see the relevant transcript from MSNBC’s Hardball on August 21, click “expand.”

MSNBC’s Hardball
August 21, 2019
7:03 p.m. Eastern

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Boy, we have a heavyweight group here to talk about a lightweight conversation. My God, this is embarrassing. Michelle, I’ll start with you. I don’t know how you can make a column out of this, it’s so small. Denmark is a good country. It’s pro-American as hell, it’s an ally like we would dream the world would be now of any country like our country and now this guy like Bugsy Siegel walks by like in a movie, Warren Beatty played that guy, and goes by the house, “hi, I like that house,” goes in the house, and says, “I want to buy your house.”

MICHELLE GOLDBERG: Right and let’s also remember —

MATTHEWS: It’s mobster behavior. Your thoughts.

GOLDBERG: — this is a country that has suffered, you know, disproportionate casualties supporting America in its various wars in the Middle East.

MATTHEWS: And they also stood up to the Nazis and —

GOLDBERG: — this whole thing is so preposterous. I mean, look, I said earlier, this is kind of, if you had proposed this as a worst case scenario for what the Trump administration would unfold three years ago, people wouldn’t have believed you, right? This was this infantile whim, this completely absurd proposition that you’re going to buy this sovereign territory, for what reason has never been made clear. I mean, this is just the kind of, you know, autocratic flight of fancy that he has now decided to use to throw American foreign policy into chaos and what he’s doing besides bullying this country that has historically been an ally, in part, I think because he can’t tolerate countries led by women and particularly can’t tolerate women who say no to him, but he’s also put, you know, the world on notice that you are to humor, even his most ridiculous, autocratic pronouncements, you have to take them seriously or he’s going to use the full weight of the American government and American power to get revenge and everyone who is tolerating this, everyone in the Republican Party, everyone in the foreign policy establishment in the State Department, who keeps on acting as if we have a President, as if we have a functioning foreign policy, as if this country — as if he has not just taken, you know, American credibility built over decades and set it on fire is being, you know, to use the word that Trump likes to use, disloyal, I think, to this country.

MATTHEWS: My God. After accusing Jewish people yesterday of being disloyal. I mean, he’s throwing out this crazy talk. Anyway, a Danish prime minister said today she was disappointed and surprised that the President decided to cancel his visit to our country. And other Danes were less restrained, however. The former prime minister called it “deeply insulting to the people of Greenland and Denmark.” A Danish lawmaker said: “For no reason, Trump assumes that (an autonomous) part of our country is for sale. Are parts of the US for sales? Alaska? Please show some respect.” And a former finance minister of Denmark call it “a diplomatic crisis.” You know, it’s like, I don’t know what to say, Denmark used to own the Virgin Islands. Are they going to ask for a resale? I mean, what is — it’s crazy talk?

JONATHAN ALLEN: I mean, look, there is nothing wrong with looking at a huge piece of land in the world and saying, I’d love to have —

MATTHEWS: If you’re — if you’re a real estate tycoon.

ALLEN: I would love to have that piece of land but Denmark’s not selling it, so this reminds me if somebody calls me and says, “I’d love to buy your house.” This happens sometimes. You live in a decent neighborhood. Somebody calls and says, I’d love to buy your house. This is like you’re turning it down and then deciding they’re going to spray paint your house with epithets about your wife and children, they’re going to start, you know, leaving grenades on your lawn. I mean, this is — the behavior is incredible and, you know, I don’t think the rest of the world is looking at Trump and thinking to themselves, you know, we’re worried that Trump is going to treat us this way. I think they’re looking at the United States and laughing at us.

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7:11 p.m. Eastern

MATTHEWS: So what is he doing? He engages in these crazy frisbee games, these stupid things, like fighting with the Danes. Anyway, meanwhile, the Danish prime minister is now among the many people whom the President, most of the women, has accused of being nasty. Look at this, that list includes, a lot of women here, Nancy Pelosi is nancy — nasty, Meghan Markle he’s picked out as nasty, Kamala Harris, the mayor of San Juan, well, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Hillary Clinton. Michelle, he’s got a lot of nasties on his list, but I think that’s projection.

GOLDBERG: Well, I just think he’s a misogynist and we’ve all known that and he gets, you know, incensed, like I said before, when a woman says no to him or when he feels like he’s being humiliated and laughed at by women and that is fact is he is being laughed at by women all over the world, you know, women leaders in Scandinavia, in Germany, every kind of everywhere there are women in power, they are laughing at this ridiculous example of a male bluster run amuck.

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7:14 p.m. Eastern

YAMICHE ALCINDOR: Donald Trump, for all the flaws that people point out about him, he has really, I think, laid bare some of the flaws of America, laid bare what people think of women, laid bare what people think of black people, laid bare the fact that some people are telling their neighbors to go back to their countries if they don’t agree with them. That — I think that swell could very well usher in Democrats electing a woman president and the country electing a woman president.

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