Scarborough Suggests Trump Wants America to Be ‘Ethnically Cleansed’

NewsBusters | 7/18/2019 | Staff
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Wednesday night’s Trump rally in Greenville, North Carolina justifiably came under fire from the media when the crowd starting chanting “send her back” in response to President Trump’s criticisms of Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a chant Trump later disavowed. The hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe, however, proved their own dispositions were just as bad, if not worse. On Thursday, the show's cast completely melted down over the chant by the crowd.

After referring to it as a “Nuremberg Rally,” Joe Scarborough claimed that President Trump wants America to be “ethnically cleansed”:

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Much, much worse. Richard, we showed the clips, talked about how not only were those chants and the President leading the chants un-American, we showed how they were illegal if you just look at the federal government's own laws, their own regulations. It was illegal. If you do that in the workforce, chances are very good you are going to be sued. Let's not talk about historical comparisons between this sort of rhetoric, let's talk instead about examples of countries across the world right now that do this sort of thing or that you've seen do this sort of thing over the past 10, 15 years where you actually have leaders pointing out a minority group to vilify, to humiliate, to suggest that the country needs to be ethnically cleansed and they need to be driven out of the country.

Later in the segment, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass piled on by saying that Trump's "vilification of minority groups" is to blame for a “democratic recession” around the world:

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I will just say around the world, Joe, you know, people who do this for a living when you measure it, the phrase going around is there is a democratic recession. For decades after World War II, after the end...
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