An MSNBC contributor who previously called for a mob with “pitchforks and torches” to protest outside the home of a President Trump supporter now wants white people “destroyed.”
The new comment comes from Elie Mystal during his appearance on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” program, Fox News reported.
“You don’t communicate it to them – you beat them. Beat them. They are not a majority of this country. The majority of white people in this country are not a majority of the country. And all the people who are not fooled by this need to come together, go to the polls, go to the protests, do whatever you have to do. You do not negotiate with these people – you destroy them,” Mystal said.
Fox News reported Joy Reid, the program host, realized her guest’s comment could be taken as inflammatory and quickly intervened.
“The black man said ‘beat them,’ meaning in an election,” she said as Mystal added “figuratively.”
Last week Mystal called for “pitchforks and torches” to be brought to the home of billionaire Trump supporter Stephen Ross.
“People of color are already targets under this administration,” Mystal claimed on the air. “I have no problem on shining the light back on the donors who fund this kind of racialized hate. I mean I go further. I want pitchforks and torches outside this man’s house in the Hamptons.”
He continued: “I’ve been to the Hamptons, it’s very nice. There’s no reason it has to be. There’s no reason he should be able to have a nice little party. There’s no reason why people shouldn’t be able to be outside of his house and making their voices peacefully understood.”
MSNBC host Chris Hayes then described the mob that threatened Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a near-riot outside his home as “peaceful protests.”
Twitter suspended the campaign account for McConnell after video of the threats against his life were posted online.
In the video, one protester shouted “just stab the mother f—— in the heart, please.”
Hayes said: “I imagine there will be peaceful protests outside this which is, again it’s all speech, right, peaceful protest, the right to assembly under the First Amendment, that is the way that — because your point here is how does civil society deal with what we’re seeing?”
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