On Friday’s MTP Daily, Chuck Todd took a deep dive into Donald Trump’s past behavior in the wake of his controversial remarks, where the president talked about “shithole countries” during an Oval Office meeting Thursday.
“What are the consequences of having a president who is viewed by many as openly racist?” Todd asked. “What are the consequences of having a Republican party that to some appears to be empowering him with its silence? Folks, you can debate all you want about the President’s recent language, but you cannot debate what it seemingly reveals about his core beliefs — that white Europeans are good and brown immigrants are bad.”
He emphasized the issue here isn’t about the profanity, but about the view many hold that “this president sees everything through a racial prism and may even have his own racist beliefs.”
Todd then gave a run down of specific behavior before, during, and after his campaign:
“The language is not the point, it’s what it confirms that is. It confirms the view of a businessman who was sued for discrimination, who became a celebrity ranting about President Obama‘s birthplace, who became a candidate calling Mexicans rapists, lobbying for a ban on all Muslims and a wall and then attacking a federal judge because he was a ‘Mexican.’ Who became a president equating Nazis with counter-protesters, calling his rivals names like Pocahontas and backing an immigration policy that favors white Christians over ethnic minorities.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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