MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Tuesday contradicted right-wing claims that Donald Trump “as an accused felon has increased his appeal to black voters.”
Fox News’ Jesse Watters and others have suggested that Trump’s mugshot, released after the former president’s arrest in Georgia’s election crime case, “inadvertently established a connection between Donald Trump and black Americans.”
Reid vehemently disagreed.
“The idea that just because he’s arrested black people are attracted to him … is almost so creatively racist that I’m almost impressed they all came up with that idea, and at Fox, it’s their new talking point.” she told civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton.
“They think black people like criminals, and that’s what they think about black people,” Reid continued.
“Well, it’s part of the criminalization of black people,” Sharpton replied. “They see all black people as criminals and feel that we will all deal with criminals reflexively. No, we are siding with those we believe are being falsely criminalized and tried and unable to fight back.”