Joy Reid argues that Trump-era hearkens to a time when women and colored people ‘knew their place’

MSNBC host Joy Reid claims the Donald Trump presidency is representative of a time when women and minorities “knew their place.”

In a column published at NBC News Digital on Friday, Reid argued that Trump’s election was like “putting a human wrecking ball against political correctness, feminism, multiculturalism and even decency.”

“He represents a return to an earlier time, when not just people of color, but women knew their place — which is not in the White House,” Reid wrote in her opinion piece titled, “The Seeds of Trump’s Victory Were Sown the Moment Obama Won.”

She also seemed to suggest Trump supporters are uneducated white people.

“It’s no coincidence that Trump’s dismal but stable approval ratings, stuck in the upper 30s, are propped up solely by support from majorities of white men and white Americans without a college degree, while his numbers are middling among all white Americans and deeply under water with every one else,” Reid wrote.

“‘Economic anxiety’ didn’t elect Trump. The desire of millions of Americans, from the farms to the suburbs, to see Mexican immigrants deported, a wall erected across the U.S. southern border and Muslims banned from entering this country did,” she continued.

Reid’s narrow-minded piece continued to bash those who voted for or support the 45th president of the United States.

“The America that clings to Confederate statues and flags, and that jealously guards the social privileges white Americans have long enjoyed, form the stalwarts of Trump’s base,” she wrote.

Earlier this week, the MSNBC host praised colleague Lawrence O’Donnell for accusing Gen. John Kelly of racism in his criticisms of Rep. Frederica Wilson.

“This is grotesque, obviously,” Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson reacted on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Friday. “Because really, there is nothing like using growth ethnic stereotypes when you’re fighting for racial justice as she says she is.”

“The morons making these arguments are sick. It’s a symptom of disease to imagine racism behind every disagreement. It’s also by the way the death of traditional political debate,” Carlson said, calling out Reid and others. “You can argue with people who disagree with you who are just wrong but there is no reasoning with bigots. You can only crush them. Your opponents suddenly become your enemies. They must be destroyed. That is how many on the left see General Kelly, not to mention you and me.”

Reid’s column certainly seemed to reinforce the views and Twitter users were not buying it.

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