Rachel Maddow Devastatingly Shows Why Trump’s Nazi Thanksgiving Isn’t Politics As Usual
Rachel Maddow explained why Trump elevating Nazis while having dinner with them is not politics as usual.
Rachel #Maddow “Guys like that, neo-Nazi agitators getting the proverbial big hug, a private audience with the Republican Party’s likely next presidential candidate…that’s great for Nazis, isn’t it? pic.twitter.com/9Y09iQmUkN
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 29, 2022
And I feel like since this was revealed over the holiday weekend, most of the discussion in political circles has been about whether or not this is bad for Trump, whether this will whether or not to reflect poorly on him as leader of the Republican Party. Gone, whether it’s something that could hurt him, whether it’s a mistake or whether it escapes him too.
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Okay, the reason bands like People For The American Way monitor guys like that and keep track of what they say and do isn’t just because a guy like that might one day have a incidental effect on a real politician who interacts with them.
No, the reason it’s worth keeping track of the racist Holocaust denying agitators who advocate race war and – I’m not kidding – burn women alive in America, the reason you – the reason why you watch guys like that ain’t just because of
their potential future impact one day on other people who have power is because of their power and the damage they want to do.
And guys like that, neo-Nazi agitators who get a proverbial big hug, a private audience with the next likely Republican presidential candidate, of course, it reflects on that political candidate and his party, but more importantly, that’s great for nazis, right? It’s a thing that supercharges their perceived legitimacy, their reach, their ability to get their message out to people, to operate, to recruit, and to do what they want to do, which in this guy’s case transforms the united states of america in white – only no jew allows the fascist homeland under a dictator he would love to be donald trump. It’s also hard to have regular, everyday, normal politics alongside this kind of politics, but that’s where we are, and the violent ultra-right will benefit greatly from this moment.
Maddow was right. This situation is not political as usual. Donald Trump is elevating Nazis and telling people Nick Fuentes really gets it. Trump’s desires and impulses have never been in doubt, and he wants to destroy democracy to seize and retain power.
When the media treats Trump dining with Nazis as another Trump quirk, and they question whether the former president hanging out with the NAZIS is bad or not, they normalize extremism and inject it into society. in general.
Donald Trump is a national security threat, and treating him as nothing less only helps American right-wing extremism.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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