NYT editorial board member ‘very disturbed’ seeing pickup trucks and American flags on Long Island

New York Times Editorial Board member and MSNBC analyst Mara Gay was on ‘Morning Joe’ Tuesday, where she detailed feeling ‘disturbed’ at the American flags she saw while visiting Long Island after Memorial Day weekend.

The segment was, unsurprisingly, discussing the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the danger former President Donald Trump allegedly poses now, despite not having a shred of the power he possessed at the time.

But post-Trump, there needs to be an investigation that looks into how we got here,” co-host Mika Brzezinski bleated. “And that’s why the January 6th commission would have been so important or looking into the events that led up to January 6th, Mara Gay, because I’m not just talking about the weeks before, I’m talking about the months before and even the years before and it may be the one way that perhaps there can be an explanation to the American people who were hornswoggled or misled in any way by this man who is a threat to our democracy to this moment.”

Gay accused the Democrats of not being “serious” about investigating what happened that day and claims she is concerned that the Democrats haven’t cast bi-partisanship aside in forming a commission on the matter.

“I think that’s right, Mika. I think this is another area where Democrats really need to get serious about talking about what this threat is. I think you said it really well, Joe, a minute ago, where you talked about the need to stop being surprised by all of this. And start taking it seriously,” Gay explained. “You know, it’s really concerning to me that the Democrats haven’t just gone ahead at this point and said, we’re doing this on our own in terms of getting a commission together. To explain to the American people how we allow the insurrection to take place in the capital.”


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It didn’t take her long to start bashing Trump supporters, implying that they erroneously believe that having to “share democracy” with other people means they think their “rights are under threat.”

“I think that really needs to move forward swiftly. You know, the reality is here that we have a large percentage of the American population — I don’t know how big it is, but we have tens of millions of Trump voters who continue to believe that their rights as citizens are under threat by simple virtue of having to share the democracy with others,” she claimed, going on to assert that Trump voters conflate “American-ness” with “whiteness.”

Gay then spun a tale about her recent visit to Long Island, where she was apparently aghast at seeing flags depicting people’s rather colorful feelings about Joe Biden, as well as plain old American flags. It would seem that she believes putting an American flag on something denotes a kind of ownership, though that is just her opinion on the matter.

“I was on Long Island this weekend, visiting a really dear friend. And I was really disturbed,” she whined. “I saw, you know, dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with expletives against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases, just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing, which essentially the message was clear, ‘this is my country. This is not your country. I own this.'”

Twitter users wasted no time in responding to her rhetoric:


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