MSNBC’s Joy Reid Complains About Trump Invoking Church, Family, Military in SOTU Address

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• January 31, 2018 10:39 am


MSNBC host Joy Reid took to Twitter after the State of the Union address on Tuesday to attack President Donald Trump for invoking institutions such as family and the military in his speech.

Reid cited Trump's themes of church, family, police, military, and the national anthem as "tropes of 1950s-era nationalism" that were intended to invoke nostalgia in his supporters.


Reid then complained that Trump does not actually respect any of the institutions that he claims to support, while again mocking the desire of Trump supporters for an "Ozzie and Harriet past."

Other Twitter users promptly criticized Reid for suggesting the notion that fairly universal values are somehow just tropes of a bygone age.