Scarborough: "Overt Racism" Is The Central Driving Principle Of Trump Presidency, Attacking People Who Aren't White

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough describes how in his view, one can no longer deny that the central theme of Donald Trump's presidency is "overt racism."

"It has gone from a seasoning to the beginning of the campaign to literally the central driving principle of his presidency," he said. "You look at the press conferences he is holding and the statements he is making. The central -- the central defining nature of his presidency now has to do with attacking people who are not white. Look at his tweets!"

JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: Children seized from their parents. 2,500 infants, toddlers, children, spread out. Reports that a 3-year-old actually -- 3-month-old I mean, moved to Michigan. A 4-year-old was put on a bus at the border in Mexico/Texas. Driven up on a bus with a government contractor who couldn't touch them, couldn't hug them. Some who didn't even speak Spanish, driven all the way up, 2,000 miles to New York City.



MIKA BRZEZINSKI: People don't know what to do, and they are very -- I mean, I really meant more than ever, people who are visibly upset about what is going on, and I totally understand a very good, honest debate about whether or not somebody who works in the white house, you know, should be shouted out of the restaurant or not. The answer is not.

JOE: No.

MIKA: But dwelling on it, and the white house press secretary tweeting about it is completely inappropriate, off topic at this point and pales in comparison to what is ailing this nation. People don't know what to do, so they are doing what they can.

JOE: Shouting people down is not the thing to do, at the same time, keep your head down and worry about parents. If you were a parent -- and I had somebody who usually defends trump saying, I'm not sure at this point, how anybody who has children could not look at this and be moved in a personal way and ask, what's happening to our country? And yet, we're going to have Jeremy Peters on later today. Jeremy wrote a story that the more Donald Trump is attacked, whether it's for lying and they admit that he is a liar, whether it's just overt racism where it has gone from a seasoning to the beginning of the campaign to literally the central driving principle of his presidency. You look at the press conferences he is holding and the statements he is making. The central -- the central defining nature of his presidency now has to do with attacking people who are not white. Look at his tweets. Look what happened over the past week. People understand that too, and yet they go, well, I know. That makes me uncomfortable, and they still support him.

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