Furious Joy Reid Denounces New Citizens as ‘Props’ of GOP Convention


The hosts of MSNBC on Tuesday howled with rage at night two of the Republican National Convention, an evening that featured multi-ethnic men and women becoming U.S. citizens in a televised White House ceremony. According to Joy Reid, these people were nothing more than “props” in a Republican effort to not be seen as racist. Reid raged, “Donald Trump made that ceremony about him. He made that ceremony about celebrating Donald Trump.” 

Reid railed, “He uses those people as props. He used people that would be from the s-hole countries he would not let into this country. People who look like those people who have the religions perhaps of those people, people that are brown like those people are barred from getting into the United States.” 

What seemed to annoy Reid the most was the idea that Americans would be too stupid to see through the President’s ploy: “They’re not allowed to come in because they’re not from Norway. But Donald Trump used a color collection, a sort of crayon box of colors tonight to try to paint a false image of himself as welcoming to immigrants and welcoming to black people and brown people.” 

 

 

Earlier, Reid had trashed Melania Trump, saying, “I didn’t need Melania Trump strolling down, you know, the gallery way as if she’d just come from the living room in her home.” So this also sounded like a shot at the First Lady: “That’s not a Barbie’s dream house. That’s the American people’s house.” 

Critiquing the entire night two of the GOP convention, “This felt like it was four hours long…. There’s a droning quality to it.” 

Earlier in the night, MSNBC absurdly allowed far-left host Rachel Maddow to fact check the GOP convention. 

Humira and Safelite sponsored the unhappy Democrats posing as cable hosts on MSNBC. 

A partial transcript is below. 

MSNBC Democratic National Convention
8/25/2020

JOY REID: I was struck, and I have to say not in a good way by the use and in my view misuse of the White House. They surrounded themselves with the trappings of the power that in theory they were given by the American people. These are not monarchs. This is not their property. You know, this was not an episode of Cribs. I didn’t need Melania Trump strolling down, you know, the gallery way as if she’d just come from the living room in her home. But they use the — they have used the property of the American people, these sacred properties that are owned by the American people, for politics tonight in a way that I think is offensive, I think is wrong, and I was particularly —  as bad as this felt to me, I have to be honest, you know, I’m not a fan of Melania Trump. I think the birtherism thing sticks in my craw in a way I can’t get out. But even worse was the naturalization ceremony that really stuck out to me tonight as the thing that is staying with me as I walk away from this. My mother did that ceremony. 

You know? When my mother came from Guyana, she was here for about 16 years before she became a naturalized American citizen. And that ceremony has such deep meaning for the people who become Americans. Donald Trump made that ceremony about him. He made that ceremony about celebrating Donald Trump. He did that ceremony inside of the White House when, as Jacob Soboroff reported tonight, other people who want to become citizens are being denied access to that ceremony. He’s denying access to that ceremony to all of these other people. And he did one specifically for politics, specifically for his re-election. He uses those people as props. He used people that would be from the s-hole countries he would not let into this country. People who look like those people who have the religions perhaps of those people, people that are brown like those people are barred from getting into the United States. 

They’re not allowed to come in because they’re not from Norway. But Donald Trump used a color collection, a sort of crayon box of colors tonight to try to paint a false image of himself as welcoming to immigrants and welcoming to black people and brown people. It was offensive to see that done in the people’s house. That —  the naturalization ceremony is a sacred thing to a new American. It is not about Donald Trump, and he made it about Donald Trump, and he used the people’s house to sort of, you know, play politics with. That’s not a Barbie’s dream house. That’s the American people’s house. 

NICOLLE WALLACE: And what strikes me, we are still four years in, so ill equipped for the depth of the grift-iness of the Trump family and the audacity of the lies they tell. And even with — you know, you’ve done yeoman’s work for two nights breaking in to correct the facts. We are so — we can’t keep up with the propaganda. They’re not telling lies. They are serving and producing propaganda. 

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REID:  If I could say one more thing about the production of it just as television. We’ve been talking about the Democratic and Republican conventions just as TV. I don’t know if anyone else agrees with this but I found this droning. This felt like it was four hours long. It had — 

WALLACE: It was, wasn’t it? 

MADDOW: It didn’t move as quickly as the first night. 

WALLACE: It didn’t move. There’s a droning quality to it. It’s each person coming up and saying “Donald Trump is the greatest president ever. There’s nothing better than Donald Trump. If you don’t re-elect Donald Trump, everyone is going to die” over and over and over. 



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