With a focus on publicly shaming Trump donors, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” zeroed in on Stephen Ross, the successful real estate developer who owns the upscale health club, Equinox, and SoulCycle, after a Washington Post story on a lavish fundraiser Ross is planning for President Trump.
The article resulted in the expected outrage from the intolerant left, to include calls for a boycott of the companies owned by Ross, and MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch, in a furtherance of the prescribed narrative of the week, that Trump is responsible for last weekends mass shootings, responded with a blanket statement to all Trump supports: “You own the blood that happens.”
“Stephen Ross, to me, is the epitome, this election comes down to guys like that, and people saying ‘No. You don’t get to say I’m for racially quality and all these good things, I disagree with him there, but I like his economic views, I’m going to vote for…,’ No, you own it.”
Deutsch was referencing a statement made by Ross, who said that while he and Trump “agree on some issues, we strongly disagree on many others and I’ve never been bashful about expressing my opinions.”
Ross added, “I have been, and will continue to be, an outspoken champion of racial equality, inclusion, diversity, public education, and environmental sustainability.”
Having declared Trump guilty, Deutsch talked about shaming those who dare support the president.
“And I think that’s the message that’s got to get out there,” he said. “You own it, you own the blood that happens. You own Charlottesville… You get the whole package. and that’s what swing voters have got to understand and be shamed into.”
We saw an example of this “shaming” this week in a reckless tweet from Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, who shared online the names of 44 Trump donors in his city of San Antonio — a list that included some of Castro’s own donors.
Co-host John Heilemann was down with what Deutsch was peddling.
“This is what Republicans have been doing for the last 2 years. This week has been horrific and we’ve all focused on the extent to which Donald Trump’s rhetoric has fed into, informed the shooting in El Paso in particular, but every Republican who is like all these big donors including this one we’re talking about now, they’ve been doing this since Charlottesville,” he said.
“How much clearer could it have been?” Heilemann asked, going on to impugn the president for having “sympathy for white nationalism and white supremacy, and by some measures his inclusion in those two ideologies.”
The emphasis on the El Paso shooter helps detract from the fact that the shooter in Dayton, Ohio, was a self-described “leftist” who favored Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for president.
The camp blaming Trump for the deaths of 22 people in El Paso conveniently ignore that this argument could be made for the Antifa activist killed while trying to firebomb an ICE facility in Portland, Ore. In a manifesto left behind, the deceased man used the term “concentration camp,” which was popularized by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
“I’m talking about the suburban swing voters, I’m not talking about a multi-billionaire,” Deutsch said, to clarify who he was targeting. “I’m using [Ross’s] logic to talk to the swing voters, to talk to the suburban women, to talk to the people in the suburbs of Philadelphia and go no, you don’t get to vote for him because you like his tax cut, no.”
Odd how the left is always so adamant about telling others what the can and cannot do.
Deutsch acknowledged that “we won 40 seats after Charlottesville” — we being the Democrat Party, of course — not grasping that this exposed the rank political scheming at play here.
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