From Roseanne Barr’s firing to the President condemning MS-13, liberal journalists found new ways to tarnish Donald Trump and his supporters as racist this past month.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes used the Roseanne Barr controversy to condemn Trump voters as he deemed her racist reference to former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett “represented the actual worldview of a significant chunk of the Trump base.” The New York Times’ Michael Eric Dyson trashed that “bigot-in-chief” Trump had “unleashed” America’s racism. The president was also attacked for “dehumanizing” murderous MS-13 gang members as “animals.”
And somehow Trump was also blamed for liberal comedian Samantha Bee’s disgusting shot at his own daughter, Ivanka Trump. Meanwhile, Barack Obama is still being worshipped by the likes of MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell who gushed that “his mind is too supple, too complex, too rich compared to my own.”
The following are the worst liberal outbursts over the last month from lefty journalists and celebrities:
My Feeble Brain Can’t Comprehend Obama’s “Supple” Mind
“When I hear a statement like that – read a statement like that from Barack Obama – who is, as we’ve said, an introspective and thoughtful and very wise man – and a brilliant writer. And he says something like he came 20 years too soon, my reaction to that is: What do you mean? Which is to say, I cannot possibly fill in the paragraph that, that is the first sentence of, if it is spoken by Barack Obama because his mind is too supple, too complex, too rich compared to my own to fill out what the rest of that thought is.”
— MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s AM Joy, June 2.
Roseanne’s Racist Tweet Represented Trump’s Base
“Roseanne’s problem turned out to be that she far too authentically represented the actual worldview of a significant chunk of the Trump base.”
— May 29 tweet by MSNBC’s All In host Chris Hayes after actress Roseanne Barr was fired from ABC after she tweeted a racist reference about former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
“Bigot-In-Chief” Trump is the Anti-Lincoln
“We got a bigot-in-chief, and we got a racist in residence – that’s what it is. He has unleashed some of the most horrendous viewpoints, bigotries, and racism in this country. He’s legitimated them, he’s validated them, he’s said, ‘Look, it’s okay, come out the closet.’...This is the base cesspool bigotry of American society. This is the underbelly of our worst instincts amplified by a man who continues to tweet bigotry day in and day out. He has turned this nation into a psychic commode into which he dumps all of his nasty beliefs.”
— New York Times Opinion Contributing Editor Michael Eric Dyson on MSNBC’s Hardball, May 30.
“We’ve never seen the level of race-baiting. You know, we think about the greatest president this country has ever produced, Abraham Lincoln. We think about Lincoln calling to the better angels of our nature. Donald Trump, every day from the moment he wakes up to the moment he retires, summons our worst demons and the people in that White House are in on it with him. They are coarsening the country...It is not accidental and you either look at that and you recognize not only is it bad, it’s borderline evil and it is hurting this country.”
— MSNBC political analyst Steve Schmidt on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, May 29.
Asking Football Players to Stand for Anthem = Apartheid
“And now he [Donald Trump] reverts again to the division that haunted this country since its origins: race, racism and the lingering cause of white supremacy. Yes, white supremacy. Telling the football players we watch on Sunday to behave as they are told is something we expect of apartheid regime, not a democratic one.”
— Host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, May 24.
Trump Learned From “Dictator-In-Training 101”
Host Chris Matthews: “Jason, is this Fox News nation [Trump supporters]? Is it basically taking the 40 some percent that have voted him and back him still and say, ‘Let’s remember what side we’re on? Don’t look at evidence, don’t think about black/white relations in this country, don’t think about we could cut deals and how we can get along with each other, think about how much we hate each other. Let’s fight.’ That’s what it seems like with them.”
The Root’s politics editor and MSNBC political contributor Jason Johnson: “That’s exactly what it is, Chris....This is dictator in training 101. ‘Everybody hates you and I’m the one who loves you, right?’ The media hates you and the Department of Justice is out to get you and those black people are out to get you.”
— MSNBC’s Hardball, May 24.
Gee, Wonder How Democrats Got The Notion That Reporters Are Friendly to Them?
“Democrats think that reporters are on their side. They expect reporters to be kind to them and gentle. They expect it. Because they assume we’re liberals and we’re going to be on their side. And when we’re not, and when we’re tough, they feel betrayed. They feel that there’s been a family break of some kind.”
— 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl at the Deadline Club Awards Dinner, May 21.
Crying Over Trump’s “Constitutional Crisis”
“If it’s Tuesday, the constitutional crisis alarm bells are ringing, but is anybody listening?...Folks, if this was happening in another country, what would we say? If a country’s ruling party was being investigated for potential election corruption and responded by attacking that investigation, launched its own counter investigation into the Justice Department itself, called for the imprisonment of those in the minority party and pressured leaders in law enforcement to lock them up. If that were happening in any other country, we’d probably call it a constitutional crisis for said country. What do we call it here, other than Tuesday?”
— Moderator Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s MTP Daily, May 22.
Ever Hear of CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, New York Times...?
“One of the problems here is Donald Trump has a strong PR machine giving his side of the story out and the Department of Justice and investigators do not. It’s an unfair fight.”
— CNN contributor Amanda Carpenter on ABC’s This Week, May 20.
Conway Cuts Too Close to Home for Stelter
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway: “Did you just you say something that a lot of people on your side of the aisle are not willing to say?”
Host Brian Stelter: “I’m not on a side of the aisle. That’s an offensive remark.”
— CNN’s Reliable Sources, May 20.
How Dare Trump Refer to Murderous Rapist Gang Members as “Animals”
“however repugnant their actions, MS-13 gang members are human beings IMHO”
— May 17 tweet by CNBC’s John Harwood, in reponse to President Trump referring to MS-13 gang members as “animals.”
“This MS-13 nonsense has precisely the same structure as the racist drug war rhetoric of the crack years. Politicians would use wildly racist language to describe drug dealers, but if called on it would say ‘oh so you’re defending drug dealers?’”
— May 17 tweet by MSNBC’s All In host Chris Hayes.
Host Brian Stelter: “John, is it appropriate for the president to call anyone an animal, even if they are sadistic gang members?”
CNN political analyst/The Daily Beast Editor-In-Chief John Avlon: “I think that’s something to watch out for, the history of political leaders dehumanizing opponents, even criminals, using animal metaphors is a dangerous one. That is not something we should accept from an American president.”
— CNN’s Reliable Sources, May 20.
“I do think there’s a serious problem with the President dehumanizing any group in the United States even if they are hardened criminals.”
— Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie on CBS’s Face the Nation, May 20.
“MS-13 suspected that some of the men were from a rival gang, and directed the female associates to lure them to a community park...where a group of MS-13 members would be waiting to attack and kill them,” federal prosecutors wrote in the letter....One of the targeted victims ran immediately and escaped, but the group of MS-13 members and associates attacked and killed Llivicura, Lopez, Tigre and Villalobos, using machetes, knives and wooden clubs,” prosecutors wrote. “[The four victims] were surrounded by more than a dozen MS-13 members, including the defendants, and engulfed in a horrific frenzy of violence as they were brutally bludgeoned, sliced and stabbed to death.”
— FoxNews.com July 19, 2017 article “MS-13 ‘initiation killings’: Lured to a park by girls and hacked to death with machetes.”
Babies Are Dead Because of Israel
Princeton Professor/MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude: “And all of those babies are dead. All of those people are dead. They’re dead. And we are talking about racehorses. I mean the politics. I mean, there are a lot of folks who are dead today. For what? I'm sorry, this is me being a moralist, I suppose.”
Host Katy Tur: “No, I understand. And the White House today their response to that was it is Hamas’s fault and they are using them as tools for propaganda.”
Glaude: “That’s like saying the children in the Children’s March of Birmingham it was their fault that Bull Connor attacked them.”
Tur: “We’ll leave it there. Eddie Glaude, thank you very much.”
— MSNBC’s MTP Daily, May 14.
Acosta Was Just as Tough on Obama as Trump? Riiiight.
“Listen, when I covered Barack Obama, I was just as tough on him. People might not believe that.”
— CNN correspondent Jim Acosta on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, May 16.
“You know, I feel like I should pinch myself right now. I can’t believe I have this vantage point of history in the making.”
— Acosta during CNN’s live coverage of Barack Obama’s second Inauguration, January 21, 2013.
Wanting to “Wring the Neck” of Sarah Sanders AKA “Baghdad Bob”
“[NBC News correspondent] Kristen Welker, how do you resist the temptation to run up and wring her [White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders] neck? Why can’t she just say if a staffer said that, we’re going to get to the bottom of it and she’ll be fired?...What is the motivation for anyone in Kristen’s role, I won’t want to put Kristen on the spot, but to sit in that room and take this. I mean, I don’t know the difference any more between Baghdad Bob and Sarah Sanders.”
— Host Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC’s Deadline White House, May 11. Wallace later apologized on Twitter.
Trump Made Them Do It
“On Saturday night, a comic at the White House Correspondents Dinner made jokes. No, let me stop there. Made fun of a woman’s [White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders] appearance, and a lot of people laughed. Congratulations, President Trump. On this point, you are a leader. You do it. Now others do it. They fall in line behind your new lowered standard for human decency.”
— Host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, April 30.
“Look, you can’t blame the White House for something as ugly and horrid as Roseanne [Barr] did, but you can see how Trump’s rhetoric fed her and made her feel justified in her racism. And you can also see in a way how it drives someone like Samantha Bee – and I’m not excusing her in any way, and I’m not blaming him for this, you know? But you can see how it drives people to those extremes, when he says the kinds of things he does.”
— Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawick on CNN’s Reliable Sources, June 3.
The Worst Thing About Bee Insult, Is It Overshadowed Trump’s Cruelty
“I do think what’s unfortunate here is that the Samantha Bee controversy, it’s now overshadowing what is the story that she was trying to bring attention to, which is a story that families are being ripped apart at the border. That this administration is claiming there is a new law when it’s just a policy and they’re taking families apart even when families are coming in, according to reporters, asking for asylum. That is a real issue. That is not being covered because we’re all talking about Samantha Bee using a word that she should not have used.”
— NBC Correspondent Katy Tur on NBC’s Meet the Press, June 3.
Porn Star’s Lawyer May Save the Republic
Princeton Professor/MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude: “And so, Jon Meacham says he may be the savior of the republic, it’s really interesting.”...
Host Stephanie Ruhle: “I am intrigued, I’m excited, I’m scared, I’m a little grossed out. And you know what? I owe Michael Avenatti an apology. For the last few weeks, I’ve been saying, ‘Enough, already, Michael, I’ve seen you everywhere. What do you have left to say?’ I was wrong, brother. You have a lot to say. The Democrats could learn something from you. You are messing with Trump a lot more than they are.”
— MSNBC Live, May 9.
Pitting Donald’s Policies Against Melania’s Programs
“The First Lady’s plans to help children, they don’t gel with her husband’s policies. Policies that impact every child in this country. Less than about an hour after her announcement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new zero tolerance crackdown on families who enter the United States illegally. He is threatening to separate parents from their children at the border....If you’re smuggling a child, chances are we’re talking about an infant. A baby. Ripping babies from their mothers who have risked everything in search of a better life. How exactly is that being best?”
— Co-host Stephanie Ruhle mocking Melania Trump’s “Be Best” program, on MSNBC’s Live with Velshi and Ruhle, May 8.
Founders Created Constitution to Keep “Demagogues” Like “Tyrant” Trump Out of Power
“The Founders long envisioned the possibility of a tyrant being elected and becoming President of the United States. They never let their imaginations be darkened by a Congress at the same time being so compliant when a chief executive with autocratic tendencies went in and did the sort of things that Donald Trump did. These Republicans not only owe an apology to this nation, they owe an apology to their children.”
— Co-host Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, May 7.
“It took four years to get [Joe] McCarthy. It took three years to get Andrew Johnson. It’s a dark moment....The Constitution itself, which is otherwise the document that has sort of saved us, because it's a human document. It recognizes that appetite and ambition. The Founders would have been stunned that it took this long to get a president like this. They designed this document for demagogues. If you said 2016, they would have thought, ‘Hey, pretty good.’”
— Former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham on NBC’s Meet the Press, May 6.
As Always, America Are the Bad Guys
“Who would have guessed that the first one to violate that treaty would be us and not Iran. I mean, we’re the first one in violation of this treaty.”
— ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd on ABC’s This Week, May 13.
“If it is Tuesday, let’s break a deal. Tonight, the U.S. violates the Iran nuclear deal.”
— Host Katy Tur on MSNBC’s MTP Daily, May 8.
Hyping “Rock Star” Ruth’s Documentary
Co-host Savannah Guthrie: “When you think of Hollywood’s leading ladies, maybe you think of Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock. Well, now, a silver-haired Supreme Court jurist has a surprise hit on the silver screen and Jenna’s got a closer look.”...
Correspondent Jenna Bush Hager: “That’s right, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, rock star? The justice, who’s known as the ‘Notorious RBG,’ can also call herself a box office powerhouse....A belle of the law, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the focus of a surprise breakout box office hit.”
— NBC’s Today show, May 30.
Keeping It Classy
“Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week. You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c**t. He listens to you! Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f***ing stop it! Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes. Ok?”
— Host Samantha Bee on TBS’s Full Frontal, May 31. Bee apologized the next day.
“I like Samantha Bee a lot, but she is flat wrong to call Ivanka a cunt. Cunts are powerful, beautiful, nurturing and honest.”
— May 31 tweet by actress Sally Field.
The United States of AmeriKKKa
“The so-called American cradle of democracy, that’s bullshit. The United States of America was built on the genocide of native people and slavery. That is the fabric of the United States of America. As my Brooklyn brother Jay-Z would say, facts.”
— Film director Spike Lee discussing his new film BlacKkKlansman at the Cannes Film Festival, May 14, as reported by Vulture.
“It worked for him [Donald Trump] because a lot of illogical people and a lot of racists came out in America [to vote]. He said what a lot of people had to hide. Remember, it used to be you had to put the hood on your head. Now, he told the Klan, ‘Take the hood off – you can just run around with the sheet on.’”
— Comedian/actor Sinbad on MSNBC’s Hardball, May 30.
Way to Elevate the Conversation Trevor
“I wake up most days terrified at the notion that Donald Trump is the most powerful president in the world. I also wake up most days acknowledging that he’s also going to make me laugh. And that’s what’s difficult for me, is that he’s an emotional paradox. And I have come to realize it’s like this. I think it’s almost like there is an asteroid headed towards the Earth, but it’s shaped like a penis. I think I’m going to die, but I know I’m going to laugh.”
— Comedy Central’s The Daily Show host Trevor Noah on CNN’s Reliable Sources, May 13.