Tuesday, Washington Submit columnist and MSNBC contributor Eugene Robinson referred to President Donald Trump’s supporters as “members of a cult” that he says have to be “reprogrammed.”
Robinson, on “Morning Joe,” requested New York Instances author and 1619 Challenge” creator Nikole Hannah-Jones tips on how to begin and full the “course of” of deprogramming the Trump supporters.
“[T]he distinction between the white residents’ councils and the Klan again within the days of Jim Crow, and you realize, Klan was lower-income, white residents’ councils have been the Josh Hawleys and Ted Cruzes of their day. However so, right here’s the state of affairs, although. … There are tens of millions of People, virtually all white, virtually all Republicans who someway have to be deprogrammed. It’s as if they’re members of a cult, the Trumpist cult, and so they need to be deprogrammed. Do you’ve got any concept how we begin that course of, a lot much less full it?” Robinson requested.
“I don’t. I’m a journalist. I don’t know the way we are able to cease individuals,” Hannah-Jones replied. “I do know we are able to look to historical past, although. What in the end breaks that energy construction within the South is enforcement, proper? There must be penalties. After which when you get these penalties, I believe individuals need to take a second have a look at their actions. And so they need to be way more afraid to do the varieties of form of violence that we noticed final week.”
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