WATCH: Joy Reid Accuses Trump Supporters of Acting Like ‘Muslims’

Anti-Semitic activist rebukes homophobic blogger for Islamophobic rant

and • September 1, 2020 6:25 pm


Joy Reid, the MSNBC host who (sort of) acknowledged and (sort of) apologized for having authored homophobic blog posts, condemned Donald Trump for encouraging violence and radicalizing his supporters "the way Muslims [do]."

"When leaders, let's say in the Muslim world, talk a lot of violent talk, and encourage their supporters to be willing to commit violence, including on their own bodies, in order to win against whoever they decide is the enemy, we in the U.S. media describe that as they are ‘radicalizing' those people, particularly when they're radicalizing young people," Reid said during a panel discussion about Trump's response to the violence taking place in Kenosha, Wis. "That's how we talk about the way Muslims act."

Leftwing radicals criticized Reid for engaging in Islamophobia. Linda Sarsour, the controversial activist whose proclivity for anti-Semitism precipitated her resignation from the Women's March movement, described Reid's comments as "not good."

It remains to be seen whether Reid will attempt to blame her vile outburst on foreign hackers who altered the text in her teleprompter or simply issue a half-hearted apology.