MSNBC Unhinged: ‘Nazi’ Trump Supporters Engage in ‘Ethnic Cleansing Politically’

If there was an award for most Trump-deranged pundit on cable television, Donny Deutsch would be the frontrunner. In the wake of the President’s attacks on the so-called “squad” and the “send her back” chants at Trump’s rally in Greenville, North Carolina in reference to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Deutsch has completely melted down, decrying on Colbert’s The Late Show Tuesday night that we are living in the “most frightening time this country has ever faced.”

On Friday’s edition of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Deutsch delivered an unhinged rant that would make Nicholas Cage proud. He claimed that the parallels between Trump’s America and Nazi Germany are “stunning” and that voting for Trump is equivalent to “watching on the subway five white nationalists berate an African-American woman saying, ‘Go back to where you came from,’ and then you hid and you put your head down” (click “expand”):

 

 

Joe, to that point, I have message to those voters -- but you know, you mentioned the word fascist and Nuremberg. I want to send our audience to two articles: one by Tom Steyer in The New York Times, June 14, "How did the Nazis gain power in Germany?," and one by Waitman Wade Beorn in the Washington Post, “It’s Not Wrong to Compare Trump’s America to the Holocaust.” And I want people to go back and look at Nazi Germany in the early '30s because the parallels are stunning, stunning -- and, "Oh, it can't happen here, it can't happen here." It can happen here. And I want to challenge people -- I did this the other day. I want to challenge people of means, I'm not talking about people who need a job and believe Trump is going to get it for them. If vote for Trump, you can no longer now say, "Well, he's good for the economy, you know, and he's good for the Israel." By the way, he would throw Israel overboard in a second if it was better for him, do not kid yourself. And you own it now. You know, if you're the person who votes for Donald Trump, you are no different than if you were watching on a subway five white nationalists berate an African-American woman saying, "Go back to where you came from," and then you hid and you put your head down. You can't hide behind the economy anymore. You own it. You don't get to do that anymore. And I think that's critical. 

Running a close second for the most Trump-deranged journalist award is of course, Joe Scarborough, who, not only concurred with Deutsch’s assessment of the parallels between Trump and the Nazis, but also suggested that Trump and his supporters are engaging in an “ethnic cleansing politically”:

I think if somebody that is critical of you or critical of me for suggesting that this sounded like a rally in Germany in the early 1930s, where people were chanting "send them back, send them back," when they were actually citizens of Germany. And in this case, citizens of the United States of America. If there is a better analogy for those who want to be critical today, I would love to hear it because I am -- you know, I'm a very optimistic guy. Mika will tell you she finds it maddeningly -- just tiresome how optimistic I am, but unlike a lot of those Republican members of Congress, I can dismiss Donald Trump, some of the stupid things he says. And I can say, well, you know what, the voters, they're going to have their say a year from now. But when thousands of Americans in the audience chant “send her back” to a member of Congress, because of her color, because she's a Muslim, or, just as frightening, Lindsey Graham says “Oh, well, it's because she doesn't support Donald Trump.” We are now talking about an ethnic cleansing politically -- an ethnic cleansing politically of people who do not support our side. 

Deutsch praised Scarborough for joining in the wildly irresponsible rhetoric: "Good for you using those words, Joe. Good for you. It's brave for you to use the words and I'm glad you did, because we need to start talking that way."

Friday’s show was Morning Joe with an extra dose of insanity. In the Trump-obsessed liberal media, any bad Trump tweet or crowd chant is evidence that the world is coming to an end.

The full transcript is below. Click “expand” to read more.

MSNBC's Morning Joe

07/19/2019

6:39 A.M. Eastern

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Donny, we've talked about the great mystery of Donald Trump from the beginning of his presidency. A guy who is driven to be liked, a guy who -- who I'm sure would like to be re-elected and yet he acts in a way that ensures only that he boils down his support to 35, 36%, while leaving educated people, suburbanites, people of color, women, all against him. I want to say this again, Donny. Everybody is like, "Oh, there's no checks on Donald Trump and he's going to be a dictator." No, no, we had a check. It was called an election. Republicans lost in a way that no other party lost. The biggest voting landslide against the Republican Party ever in 2018. We've got another election coming up. And this sort of garbage, just like Charlottesville, is what makes voters say, "I will never forgive, I will never forget, and I will let nothing stand in my way on election day voting this guy out of office." Donald Trump won in 2016 because the African-American vote was at a 20-year low. What Donald Trump did yesterday and what he did with Charlottesville will ensure that in 2020 the African-American vote will be at a 20, 30, 40-year high.

DONNY DEUTSCH: Joe, to that point, I have message to those voters -- but you know, you mentioned the word fascist and Nuremberg. I want to send our audience to two articles: one by Tom Steyer in the New York Times, June 14, "How did the Nazis gain power in Germany?," and one by Waitman Wade Beorn in the Washington Post, “It’s Not Wrong to Compare Trump’s America to the Holocaust.” And I want people to go back and look at Nazi Germany in the early '30s because the parallels are stunning, stunning -- and, "Oh, it can't happen here, it can't happen here." It can happen here. And I want to challenge people -- I did this the other day. I want to challenge people of means, I'm not talking about people who need a job and believe Trump is going to get it for them. If vote for Trump, you can no longer now say, "Well, he's good for the economy, you know, and good for the Israel." By the way, he would throw Israel overboard in a second if it was better for him, do not kid yourself. And you own it now. You know, if you're a person who votes for Donald Trump, you are no different than if you were watching on the subway five white nationalists berate an African-American woman saying, "Go back to where you came from," and then you hid and you put your head down. You can't hide behind the economy anymore. You own it. You don't get to do that anymore. And I think that's critical. You know it's interesting. We keep talking about race. We keep always talking about minorities. It's on white people. It really, really is. You don’t get to say he's good for the economy, and they all say stuff like that, no, they don't. This is a man with Nazi tendencies. I’m not going to use the word fascist anymore and I don’t have to go through the list. And if reporters asked him, "Mr. President, do you think you should stay beyond eight years?" He'll give you his honest answers because they show themselves. "Mr. President, do you think your opponents – do you think people in the press should be put in jail?" He'll answer it. Let’s see who’s there. And by the way, he went into this rant the week after he got the highest approval ratings ever, his 45%, it shows when he’s feeling power, what’s he’s capable of. I believe he is capable of the worst and its time for people to choose sides. No more, "It’s good for the economy."

SCARBOROUGH: Well, you know --

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I don’t see Republicans speaking out publicly.

SCARBOROUGH: I think there certainly has always been a hesitation to draw parallels. I will say that, again, you always want to be careful and people say, well, we should never draw parallels between the presidency or any political party and fascism. I must say the chant the other night was the first of its kind that I can remember in my lifetime. I think if somebody that is critical of you or critical of me for suggesting that this sounded like a rally in Germany in the early 1930s, where people were chanting "send them back, send them back," when they were actually citizens of Germany. And in this case, citizens of the United States of America. If there is a better analogy for those who want to be critical today, I would love to hear it because I am -- you know, I'm a very optimistic guy. Mika will tell you she finds it maddeningly -- just tiresome how optimistic I am, but unlike a lot of those Republican members of Congress, I can dismiss Donald Trump, some of the stupid things he says. And I can say, well, you know what, the voters, they're going to have their say a year from now. But when thousands of Americans in the audience chant “send her back” to a member of Congress, because of her color, because she's a Muslim, or, just as frightening, Lindsey Graham says “Oh, well, it's because she doesn't support Donald Trump.” We are now talking about an ethnic cleansing politically -- an ethnic cleansing politically of people who do not support our side.

DEUTSCH: Joe, good for you using those words, Joe. Good for you. It's brave to use those words and I'm glad you did, because we need to start talking that way.

SCARBOROUGH: Nobody's being killed. Nobody's being put on trains.

DEUTSCH: Absolutely not.

SCARBOROUGH: But there is no doubt that the argument that is coming from Donald Trump -- and again, more frighteningly from the crowd chanting it, is this is a white nation, who are these black women? Who are these Muslims to tell us how to run our country? I'll tell you who they are: they're immigrants -- well, they're not -- one is an immigrant. And you know who else was an immigrant? Albert Einstein. He came during the middle of World War II -- helped us win World War II. How many immigrants do we have in Silicon Valley right now that have created this new world for us, that have given us a competitive advantage over the world in the age of technology? You know the answer to it, almost every company, every major company run by immigrants and, yet, you have Donald Trump and the Republican Party and conservatives all saying, all saying that what Donald Trump said, “send her back,” was okay. It wasn't until the crowd started chanting and it did sound -- if not Nuremberg, again, please help me out. Tell me what over countries do this. I promise you, whatever answer you give me today, it's not going to be good. This stuff doesn't happen in Canada. Doesn't happen, you know, in other democracies. It's only happening here right now. And we have got to call it what it is. It's frightening, it's undemocratic. It goes against all of our American traditions and it must be called out. It must be stopped.

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