It's not just Donald Trump that the liberal media despises. Now, his supporters are due for attacks. Take Joe Scarborough on Thursday's Morning Joe. He slimed Trump’s rally in North Carolina this way: “That’s the President, actually, from his Nuremberg rally from last night.” Get it? They’re like Nazis. Said Scarborough:
"We can go ahead and just be done with the fiction that Donald Trump is a bad guy running the country, but those at the rally, we need to try to figure out how to understand them a bit more. They, once again, made themselves perfectly clear last night."
Got that? It's not just Trump who's a "bad guy." It's his supporters, too. No sympathy or understanding for them! They're no better than Hitler acolytes at a Nuremberg rally. As you'll see from the screencap, Scarborough's producers helpfully reinforced his allegation by labeling "send her back" a "racist" chant. In 2016, the crowds chanted "lock her up" apropos of Hillary. It obviously wasn't about racism then, and it's not about racism now. It's an expression of intense dislike for political opponents.
And speaking of the screencap, check out John Heilemann's expression of stone-faced fury. He proceeded to call Trump's comments about Omar at the rally, "the most depraved, disgusting and totally odious thing that the President's ever done."
As expected, the panel was in paroxysms of rage over Trump's remarks at the rally. What was his sin? Accurately describing, including with verbatim quotes, the offensive things that Omar has said. Among them, Omar's pique that a professor pronounced "al-Qaeda" with intense emphasis, but didn't do the same about "America," or the "Army."
Trump also noted Omar's "history of launching vicious, anti-Semitic screeds." As when, echoing a classic anti-Semitic trope, she tweeted: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel."
In calling last night's assembly in North Carolina a "Nuremberg rally," Scarborough employed a scare tactic similar to what Donny Deutsch did yesterday afternoon on Nicolle Wallace's MSNBC show. Deutsch darkly declared that, after Trump's criticisms of the Squad, "maybe it’s the Jews next," and that another Holocaust "can happen here."
Here's the transcript.
6:00 am EDT
PRESIDENT TRUMP: She looks down with contempt on the hard-working Americans, saying that ignorance is pervasive in many parts of this country. And obviously and importantly, Omar has a history of launching vicious, anti-Semitic screeds. [ Crowd chants, “send her back!"]
JOE SCARBOROUGH: That’s the President, actually, from his Nuremberg rally from last night.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Yeah: something like that.
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SCARBOROUGH: So, John Heilemann, it’s hard to say, actually, that this is shocking, given everything that has preceded this moment. Perhaps everything has led up to this. But this is the low point of — I think it’s the low point of the Trump presidency, and I would hope after last night’s shocking display, in any other context, under any other president, at any other time in American history, that we can go ahead and just be done with the fiction that Donald Trump is a bad guy running the country, but those at the rally, we need to try to figure out how to understand them a bit more. They, once again, made themselves perfectly clear last night.