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MSNBC’s Joy Reid compares President Trump, supporters to Muslim terrorists — and even those on the left are destroying her for Islamophobia

On “The ReidOut” on Tuesday, MSNBC’s Joy Reid compared President Donald Trump and his supporters to violent Muslim terrorists.

Needless to say, the blowback was swift and thorough, and the clip is going viral on social media.

What are the details?

In head-scratching remarks during Tuesday’s broadcast, Reid hosted Kenosha, Wisconsin, residents, and discussed the president, his supporters, and recent outbreaks of violence across the U.S.

“When leaders, let’s say in the Muslim world, talk a lot of violent talk, and encourage their supporters to be willing to commit violence — including on their own bodies — in order to win against whoever they decide is the enemy, we in the U.S. media describe that as ‘They are radicalizing those people.’ Particularly when they’re radicalizing young people. That’s how we talk about the way Muslims act,” she reasoned during the show.

What has been the response?

Political activist Jack Posobiec wrote, “Joy Reid just basically said Trump supporters are so violent they are like Muslims. Wow.”

“Wondering how fast an apology from Joy Reid is coming down,” politics podcaster Stephen Miller wrote.

It wasn’t just conservatives taking Reid to task over the remarks.

Progressive Indian actress and model Sana Saeed added, “This is appalling. @JoyAnnReid first just throws out ‘Muslim leaders’ encouraging ‘their followers’ to ‘use their bodies to inflict violence’ (which leaders?). Then compares ‘how Muslims act’ to American white nationalist radicalization.”

Women’s March co-chair and political activist Linda Sarsour said, “This is not good @JoyAnnReid.”

Abed Ayoub, legal and policy director at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, added, “Wow. They really don’t get it. They are trying their hardest to turn our community away.”

Civil rights attorney Zahra Billoo said, “This isn’t even subtle. It’s blatant Islamophobia @JoyAnnReid.”

Famed socialist magazine journalist Luke Savage added, “These remarks are pretty appalling. Joy Reid’s subtext is more or less that Trump is ‘radicalizing’ his supporters, just like barbarians abroad do — ‘the way Muslims act’ is racism plain and simple.”

Ayesha Siddiqi, journalist and writer, said, “Joy Ann Reid went on msnbc to say Trump supporters are ‘acting like muslims’ bro I am just sitting here. I pray and then I sit at my computer and then I water my plants. what are you talking about.”

Neither Reid nor MSNBC has responded to the outcry at the time of this writing.

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President Trump holds naturalization ceremony at GOP convention, and MSNBC is melting down over it

Critics of President Donald Trump pounced on the inclusion of a ceremony for citizenship naturalization on the second night of the Republican National Convention.

Progressive cable news channel MSNBC led the chorus against the ceremony when anchor Joy Reid asked NBC analyst Jacob Soboroff about the response on social media.

“Well, ‘galling’ is the word that I’m seeing being used, Joy, by immigration activists and lawyers online, that the administration, the Trump administration with some of the most restrictive harsh and cruel, in the words of a former administration official, a former ICE official to me, would use a naturalization ceremony for political purposes in this context,” Soboroff responded.

“And it goes beyond that, that was a very special moment for those five people in the White House this evening or earlier today, but everyone should know, or people should know, that there are literally tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people who are eligible and awaiting their own naturalization ceremonies,” he added.

“And not only their own naturalization ceremonies,” he continued, “but the ability to vote this November, and they are being prevented from doing so because the Trump administration refuses them to allow them to have those naturalization ceremonies remotely, via zoom, and they say it is not possible, they are uncomfortable with that.”

Here’s the video from MSNBC:

Reid later said that she was most offended by the naturalization ceremony because President Trump made it about himself, specifically for politics.

“It’s monarchical! It’s the use of the monarchy!” said Reid.

She reiterated her point with a tweet.

“My mother was a naturalized citizen. Donald Trump using the ceremony that meant so much to her (in large part because she was excited to be able to vote) IN the White House, is really hard to watch,” she tweeted.

“It’s an abomination,” she added, “in that this ceremony is NOT about worshiping a president.”

Other critics took to social media to excoriate the president for holding the ceremony at the White House during the GOP convention.

“I like to think that I cannot be surprised by the depravity of these people, but that ceremony got me. It was honestly one of the lowest thing I’ve even seen in American politics,” said Elie Mystal, a correspondent for The Nation.

“Dystopian. A racist xenophobe using a naturalization ceremony and the people’s house as a campaign prop. So sickening,” said former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

“[A] lot of white conservatives right now feeling pretty good about themselves for using people as props in a disingenuous naturalization ceremony, good for you guys,” said Washington Post video editor Dave Jorgensen.

“That naturalization ceremony might be the most cynical stunt I’ve ever seen from an American politician,” said Washington Post contributor Radley Balko.

“To see it co-opted in the service of a cheap political propaganda stunt makes me sick,” said screenwriter Gary Whitta.

“Creepy beyond belief. The sight of Child-Separator-and-Trump-Boot-Licker-in-Chief, @DHS_Wolf alongside the white supremacist who is the current occupant of the White House at this political naturalization ceremony is a scene so perverse it actually hurts,” said Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas).

Here’s the video of the naturalization ceremony:


WATCH: Trump participates in naturalization ceremony at the White House | 2020 RNC Night 2

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