MSNBC Guest: Trump ‘Honors And Elevates’ Racist Groups In Republican Party [VIDEO]
New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait accused President Trump of honoring racist groups in the Republican Party on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” Wednesday.
Chait said, “These kind of fascist, authoritarian, openly racist groups used to be basically outside of Republican Party politics and now he’s brought them inside of it. He’s cultivated alliances with it.”
He continued, “They’re not at the center. They’re not Paul Ryan. But they’re part of the party. They’re inside the tent, they’re people he listens to and honors and elevates. That’s a really new change and that’s a huge change in the whole makeup of American politics that Trump has enacted and I don’t see that changing even after he’s gone.”
Chris Hayes added, “The idea of waking up today in America as a Muslim-American, or in the U.K. to what the president tweeted, it’s truly shocking.”
The host continued, “It’s sort of hard to find the words for how vile that is and what a vile use it is of the power that he holds.”