Joy Reid Compares President Trump’s Retweet To How ‘Muslims Act’ When ‘Radicalizing’ People

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During a Monday airing of MSNBC’s “The Readout”, host Joy Reid compared President Donald Trump’s retweet[s] on Twitter to how “Muslims act” when “radicalizing” people.

Reid displayed for her viewers, tweets from President Trump that he apparently “liked” or “retweeted” regarding Kyle Rittenhouse, a tweet which was “blasting Portland’s mayor”, and a video of a Trump supporter shooting “paintballs” at protesters in Portland.

Joy Reid claimed that the President was “encouraging” his base, and played a video clip from a White House briefing, in which press secretary Kayleigh McEnany denied that President Trump had even seen the video of Trump supporters shooting paintballs.

McEnany responded to a CBS News White House correspondent Monday, saying that she does not “think the president has seen that video”, adding, “Nor have I.”

“You know, 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,” Reid said.

“Particularly when they are radicalizing young people,” Joy Reid continued. “That’s how we talk about the way Muslims act. When you see what Donald Trump is doing, is that any different from what we describe as radicalizing people?” Video Below

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Critics on both sides of the aisle, took offense to Reid’s remarks:

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