Elie Mystal is a lump, in my opinion, but MSNBC gives him airtime to speak on their behalf which means they should own the rhetoric he spews and the violence that it may cause. In a recent show, that lump declared that ‘white people turn violent’ any time they don’t get their way—politically speaking.
Mystal was, of course, speaking with none other than fellow bigot Tiffany Cross. Both were enraged that the Department of Justice would allow Trump to have a Special Masters overseeing the investigation against him—Because why should it be fair?
Trump had previously made a statement that insinuated that Americans would be outraged if he were just swiftly convicted of a crime. “The cause of the problem is, of course, is Trump himself and his MAGA acolytes themselves and the people who are willing to do the violence in Trump’s name,” Mystal said.
“I think if it happened, I think you’d have problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before. I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it,” Trump told conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday.
Mystal argued that Trump’s remarks constituted a violent threat and that said violence was unsurprising because Trump is a White man.
“I guess I want to say that I’m not surprised that he’s threatening this because A. He’s literally done it before, and B. This is literally what conservative White folks do when they don’t get their way – they turn violent,” Mystal argued.
“As the Black man in this country, as a person who is aware of the Black history in the New World, White people turn violent when they don’t politically get their way all the damn time in this country. It’s what they do,” he emphasized.
“From the perspective of a Black person, I’m kind of like, ‘Welcome to the world that I’ve been living in America.’ Because now, what we have is White domestic terrorists threatening to turn violence against non-Black people, against everybody else if the White supremacist ideology doesn’t win the day and their White supremacist king is held accountable for crime,” he said.
This is the same clown that the network endorsed after he called the Constitution ‘trash’ and demanded that it be ‘thrown out’. It’s time to start calling out the networks for endorsing inciteful rhetoric for views.