Can Donny Deutsch possibly mean this? Or is he simply playing to the Trump-hating echo chamber within which he operates? This afternoon, on the MSBNC show of that nonpareil Trump hater, Nicolle Wallace, Deutsch went on a demented rant in which he suggested that another Holocaust "can happen here."
Reacting to President Trump's tweets regarding The Squad, Deutsch said:
"We are heading to such a dangerous place. And guess what? You look at history, it can happen here. Maybe it’s the Jews next. Oh, oh, oh: I forgot, his daughter is married to a Jew. Who says? Who says? You know, I come from a place, I come from a group of people where it happened to, six million of them."
Deutsch then sought to give himself some cover, claiming "I’m not saying he, Trump, is that person." If not, then what was the point of his entire diatribe? Deutsch proceeded to give the lie to his disclaimer by alleging that everything that Trump is supposedly doing comes from a fearful historical "playbook."
To get a feel for how Donny's self-righteous rant will play in the Trump-hating world, check out the nodding heads around the table as he raged on.
Here's the transcript.
Deadline White House
4:34 pm EDT
DONNY DEUTSCH: Enough is enough. And I want to talk to the white people out there, okay. I want to talk to wealthy white people. Because I’ve had it. I’ve had discussion when I talk to friends, people I know: "he's good for the economy. But he's good for the economy. They’re all jerks anyway." No, no! It's time. By the way, if you’re somebody who’s poor, and you believe Donald Trump is going to get you a job, maybe you don’t have the luxury of a moral imperative, okay? But everybody else, shame on you at this point, enough! This is where you stand up. And if you don't, you own it. And I talked about this yesterday. You are no different than, if you were on a subway train, and you saw four white nationalists screaming at an African-American woman, go home, go back where you came from. If you vote for Trump it’s like you’re going like this [lowers head to look away], and own it. No more he’s good for the economy. No more, well, they’re all jerks. He just says these things.
We are heading to such a dangerous place. And guess what? You look at history, it can happen here. Maybe it’s the Jews next. Oh, oh, oh: I forgot, his daughter is married to a Jew. Who says? Who says? You know, I come from a place, I come from a group of people where it happened to, six million of them.
And I’m not saying he, Trump, is that person, but: every playbook that’s happening, every single playbook, creating the other, getting rich people to look the other way, getting people to not trust the press, getting a judicial system in your pocket, getting an entire branch of government, the legislative branch, I mean the Republicans, to just march with you, to act above the law, to say that you’re going to put your adversaries in jail. What else do we -- and now, hey you dark person, if you don’t like it here, go back from where you came. Boy, it’s time for us and time for white people, who maybe it’s not so great for your pocketbook, go in and look at your children and decide who you are.