MSNBC host Joy Reid, in an undated segment, stated she believes wealth white Christian men are seeking to implement apartheid in America, emboldened in their cause by President Trump.
Ah, to be a wild, hateful conspiracy theorist on a mainstream network that still receives a positive rating from Newsguard.
In a video circulated widely earlier this week, Reid suggests that white men in this country are ready, willing, and able to enact the South Africa style of institutionalized racial segregation.
And of course, it’s Donald Trump’s fault.
“No country is an eternal democracy,” Reid frets. “And when you have a very determined minority, in this case wealthy white men and wealthy white Christian men and Christian Americans who are of the fundamental[ist] variety, who are very clear that no matter what happens if they have to pull the South Africa model to maintain power forever they will do it, and they’re not afraid of it and they’re increasingly open about it and Donald Trump is merely the avatar for this.”
It’s unclear what forum she is speaking at and when it took place.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 17, 2019
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Reid also attacked the administration on social media for their handling of a suspected illegal immigrant, referring to his detention under questionable pretenses as “apartheid.”
This is apartheid. https://t.co/7Yk7LMXBMV
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) July 25, 2019
This isn’t the first time Reid has espoused wild conspiracy theories that would have gotten most journalists fired.
Reid has previously suggested our elections will be infiltrated not just by the Russians in 2020, but also by China and North Korea, leading one guest to rant that this “could be the last free and fair election in American history.”
She also tossed out a suggestion that President Trump’s pro-military Fourth of July parade was designed to intimidate fellow Americans because he “styles himself a tyrant.”
— Jeff Cimmino (@jeffcimmino) July 2, 2019
In old blog posts, Reid shared a documentary claiming the United States government was complicit in planning the 9/11 terror attacks.
The President spoke about Reid over the weekend tweeting, “Who the hell is Joy-Ann Reid? Never met her, she knows ZERO about me, has NO talent, and truly doesn’t have the ‘it’ factor needed for success in showbiz.”