'Disturbing and disgusting': Netizens back 'Morning Joe' host Mika Brzezinski as she slams Trump's 'unified Reich' post

'Disturbing and disgusting': Netizens back 'Morning Joe' host Mika Brzezinski as she slams Trump's 'unified Reich' post
Mika Brzezinski called out Donald Trump’s track record of celebrating violence and promoting white supremacist ideals (MSNBC)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: 'Morning Joe' host Mika Brzezinski criticized Donald Trump on Wednesday, May 22, for his history of endorsing violence and espousing white supremacist views after the former president posted and later deleted a Truth Social post that included the phrase "unified Reich", an apparent reference to Nazi Germany.

Mitch Landrieu, the national co-chair of the Biden-Harris campaign and former New Orleans mayor, joined the 'Morning Joe' panel and echoed a well-known piece of advice, "When somebody tells you who they are, you should believe them."


Donald Trump's deleted post raises alarm

During a conversation with Mika Brzezinski, Landrieu said, “One of the reasons this is important to highlight is because this is part of a large pattern that has been with us since Donald, unfortunately, has been with us."

"This election’s going to be about a choice." 

"It’s going to be about a guy who gets up every day fighting for the American people, who believes that we’re better together, who believes diversity is a strength, wants to build an economy from the bottom up and the middle out and is actually doing that and getting the work done. Or, somebody who believes that America ought to be left to just a few people and everybody else oughta stand on the side and that his rich friends should benefit," he added.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - OCTOBER 22: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the final presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the last debate between the two candidates before the election on November 3. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Donald Trump reportedly has a track record of celebrating violence and promoting white supremacist ideals (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The video, which was live for 19 hours before being taken down, featured Trump suggesting that a "unified Reich" could occur if he were to win the 2024 presidential election.

The use of the term "Reich", which is often associated with Nazi Germany, sparked outrage among many who viewed the video as a dog whistle to white nationalist supporters.

Trump's repeated sharing of such content has led to accusations that he is deliberately stoking racial tensions and extremism for political gain.

“I think people have become so overwhelmed they tune out. I mean, the white supremacy — ‘stand back, stand by,’ January 6 hostages, the list goes on,” Brzezinski said.

She added, “You could spend the entire day going through the list of things that could be frightening about a second Trump term. And then there’s this whole set of Americans out there who are not just exhausted by it but they don’t remember Trump’s presidency, the way it happened.”

Mitch Landrieu slams Trump's 'unified Reich' remark as Biden denounces it

Re-entering the conversation, Landrieu said that Donald Trump's misconduct is a recurring pattern.

“This statement that the ex-president made is part of a pattern,” Landrieu said.

Mitch Landrieu said Trump’s behavior is part of a repetitive cycle (MSNBC)
Mitch Landrieu said Donald Trump’s behavior is part of a repetitive cycle (MSNBC)

He then added, “This is a tip of the hat to white supremacy and White nationalism, which is, unfortunately, a very important part of the ex-president’s base, which goes to show you what in the world he’s going to do if he gets elected again. He’s already told you he’s going to be a dictator for the day."

"He wants to make sure that as the president he can order Seal Team 6 to go shoot political opponents. These are the things the American people need to weigh with great seriousness. Donald Trump can’t hide behind it," Landrieu continued. 

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Joe Biden posted a video directly responding and denouncing Donald Trump’s use of 'unified Reich' (Getty Images)

On Tuesday, May 21, President Joe Biden issued a video statement directly criticizing and denouncing former president Donald Trump's use of the phrase "unified Reich".

In the video, Biden asserted, "That language is not representative of any American."

"It's the language of Nazi Germany," he said, before adding, "The danger that Trump poses would be even more severe if he were to serve a second term than it was during his first."

Criticism mounts over Donald Trump's 'unified Reich' post

After Donald Trump's "unified Reich" post went viral before it was deleted, several social media users criticized the use of language often associated with the Nazi regime. 

One social media user expressed, "What wories me is the idea that 'It can't happen here'... because it can happen here... and it almost did the last time Trump was in office..."

Another added, "The buck stops at whoever Trump can blame."

One person pointed out, "Micro Manager Trump knows what ist posted on HIS account. Disturbing and disgusting."

Another added, "The entire Trump family is appalling."


One comment read, "That was NOT a mistake: its warning bell that these Republican are completely complicit in Fascism!!"

Another added, "Trump is upfront about his 1930s german connection."


One individual said, "The propaganda isn't working anymore." 

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