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Joy Reid: Trump An "Imminent Danger" To Blacks, "Just Being Black Or Brown Feels Dangerous"

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MSNBC host Joy Reid, reacting to Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate hosted by MSNBC, said President Donald Trump makes brown and black people feel unsafe. Reid said, "just being black and brown feels dangerous" in Trump's America. Reid said the idea that people are going to "come together" with "Trumpers" is not going to work.

"The idea of uniting and coming together, that sounds fine for Pete Buttigieg to say, you know, to middle-class white America that wants to come together with their uncle who is a Trumper," she said.





Reid warned Trump is an "imminent danger" to her family, immigrants, blacks, Latinos, and others. The MSNBC host also said people in the LGBT community feel that their marriages are in danger.

"The danger of Donald Trump is much more extent to my community," Reid said. "It's much more extent to both my immigrant relatives, to African-Americans, to Latinos, it's not about whether or not we can regain our public standing on the world stage and be seen as America, as America was, to people who look like me, it's about imminent danger."

"Donald Trump is dangerous to our families, he's dangerous to our lives," Reid warned. "The, you know, my son, my -- our youngest son goes to Syracuse University, where right now, you know, the manifesto of the Texas shooter is being sent around to immigrant students, to black students, to Asian-American students."

She also discusses the affect of race on the Democratic primary, and explains why she believed Sen. Kamala Harris had her best debate yet.

"I still think out of everyone on that stage tonight, I think that Booker, at least, to me, Booker and Harris feel like they changed something about how people see them and I think that was important for the two of them to do. I don't think anybody had a terrible night except maybe tulsi gabbard. But I still walk away thinking who resonated, who felt like they resonated was Kamala Harris," she said.

Earlier, Reid said Gabbard uses language "straight out of the Kremlin."

BRIAN WILLIAMS, MSNBC: could you happily live in an America with any of those ten as president?

JOY REID, MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR: Um, I think not any of the ten, not -- maybe not any, but I think the very big difference, I think, we're seeing in the way that we're all discussing this race is the difference in the Democratic party. I think for -- particularly for voters of color, there is no conversation of interest to talk about uniting, to be blunt, with the party that has given up not just its moral standing, but its soul to that -- to the person who is president of the United States right now.

The danger of Donald Trump is much more extent to my community. It's much more extent to both my immigrant relatives, to African-Americans, to Latinos, it's not about whether or not we can regain our public standing on the world stage and be seen as America, as America was, to people who look like me, it's about imminent danger. Donald Trump is dangerous to our families, he's dangerous to our lives. The, you know, my son, my -- our youngest son goes to Syracuse University, where right now, you know, the manifesto of the Texas shooter is being sent around to immigrant students, to black students, to Asian-American students.

People are afraid to be in school right now and just being black or brown feels dangerous.

LGBT community feel their marriages are in danger. in danger now. And so the idea of uniting and coming together, that sounds fine for Pete Buttigieg to say, you know, to middle-class white America that wants to come together with their uncle who is a Trumper. That's not going to work in communities of color. And I think one of the fundamental challenges that Pete Buttigieg has is that he's not communicating to my community right now. He's not communicating to my community at all. On issues like policing. People want to know why he fired that police chief. Getting, you know, saying that he's got a great, you know, long-term plan for black America, that's lovely. He speaks very well. He's quite articulate, that is not helping people who are afraid and want to know, can this guy connect to me? Can he connect to black people? Can he speak to African-American fears of the police? He's having a hard time doing that. And if he can't do that, he's not going to get the chance to change America on the world stage by being president of the United States because sorry, even if he wins Iowa, voters in South Carolina right now are sticking with Biden.

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