Amid the recent controversy over separation of families at the border, interview guests and analysts on CNN and MSNBC have frequently branded supporters of President Trump as racists and Nazis.
On MSNBC, Donny Deutsch, the former host of a CNBC talk show, said anyone who votes for Trump is a “bad guy,” and he likened Trump voters to Nazi concentration camp guards.
“If we are working towards November, we can no longer say Trump’s the bad guy. If you vote for Trump, you’re the bad guy. If you vote for Trump, you are ripping children from parents’ arms,” Deutsch said on the “Morning Joe” show.
“If you vote for Trump, then you, the voter, you, not Donald Trump, are standing at the border, like Nazis going, ‘You here, you here.’ I think we now have to flip it and it’s a given, the evilness of Donald Trump,” he said. “But if you vote, you can no longer separate yourself. You can’t say, ‘Well, he’s okay, but. …’ And I think that gymnastics and that jiu-jitsu has to happen.”
Grabien News reported filmmaker and frequent MSNBC guest Michael Moore likened Trump voters to accomplices to rape.
“If you hold down the woman while the rapist is raping her, and you didn’t rape her — are you a rapist?”
Moore added: “Anybody who enables, anybody who votes for and supports a racist is a racist. You are culpable, white America, I’m sorry.”
Hollywood filmmaker Rob Reiner, a frequent MSNBC guest, said “those people who are supporting” America’s immigration policy are “racist — period!”
CNN commentator Symone Sanders, Grabien News reported, endorsed the actions of the restaurant owner who kicked out Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family from a central Virginia establishment because of the White House press secretary’s association with the Trump administration.
The CNN analyst said those who are “calling for civility need to check their privilege.”
“I believe movements and people talking and speaking up for things, whether we’re talking about the civil rights movement, whatever else,” she said, “those movements should be nonviolent but not nonconfrontational.”
MSNBC contributor Zerlina Maxwell said the “policies that this administration is putting forth are intentionally cruel.”
“They are racist. It is our job as citizens to speak out against that. Now, does that mean that we are going to be violent? No. But does that mean that Sarah Sanders can have a nice quiet dinner with her family when she is taking our tax dollars to implement this policy? I don’t think so.”
The extreme rhetoric comes amid a call by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for more harassment of Trump administration officials.
WND reported Waters, declaring “God is on our side,” urged supporters at a rally in Los Angeles Saturday to step up resistance to Trump, claiming the president is “sacrificing our children.”
See Maxine Waters call for more harassment:
She was confronting a policy in effect under the Obama administration that requires children to be temporarily separated from parents who are being prosecuted for crossing the U.S. border illegally.
“Already you have members of your cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants,” said Waters.
Vowing to “win this battle,” she urged supporters: “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!”
As WND reported, the Virginia restaurant owner who kicked out Sanders didn’t stop her political activism after Sanders and her family left, according to Sanders father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Huckabee told Laura Ingraham on her radio show Monday that Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, followed family members to a restaurant across the street Friday night, where she organized a protest.
Huckabee explained that his daughter and her husband went home after they were kicked out of The Red Hen – “they had had enough” – but the rest of the accompanying family members went across the street to a different restaurant.
“The owner of The Red Hen then followed them across the street, called people and organized a protest, yelling and screaming at them from outside the other restaurant and creating this scene,” he told Ingraham.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled at a Mexican restaurant in Washington last Tuesday night. On Friday, the progressive group CREDO Action organized a protest outside Nielsen’s home, playing audio of crying immigrant children while chanting “No justice, no sleep!” Fox News reported the protesters shouted at the DHS secretary as she walked from her home to her car.
The acting deputy secretary of homeland security, meanwhile, warned employees Saturday that “there may be a heightened threat” against them, according to a memo obtained by CBS News.
“This assessment is based on specific and credible threats that have been levied against certain DHS employees and a sharp increase in the overall number of general threats against DHS employees — although the veracity of each threat varies,” says the message from Claire M. Grady. “In addition, over the last few days, thousands of employees have had their personally identifiable information publically [sic] released on social media.”
On Friday night, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was accosted by threats and shouts of “Shame on you” at a screening of the new documentary on Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” fame.
Pam Bondi attempted to attend a screening of the Mister Rogers documentary a day after announcing her plan to end protections for health care consumers with pre-existing conditions. Here, via @timintampa, is what happened. pic.twitter.com/zMLrSayS8M
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 23, 2018