On Sunday’s edition of NBC‘s Meet The Press, MSNBC journalist Joy Reid tackles presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s recent comments proclaiming that heavily Black populated cities like Ferguson, Missouri and Oakland, California are some of the most dangerous.
Atlanta Black Star reported that Ferguson and Oakland did not even make the list of 50 most dangerous cities in the world. However, American cities such as St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore and New Orleans did — with St. Louis ranking highest on the list at 15th. New Orleans was ranked low at 32nd.
Joy Reid was having none of that. This is what she said about Trump’s misinformed accusation:
“… That’s not even a dog whistle, it’s a bullhorn. Right? And the thing that’s interesting is that Donald Trump up to now has really not gone after African-Americans as directly as he has obviously Mexican migrants and Muslims and others. But I think it’s implied there, and it’s one of the reasons that he can’t get out of single digits or improve where Republicans currently stand with people of color. Trust me that’s the kind of people who will be protesting in Cleveland, the folks that will be outside of that arena, they hear that dog whistle as a bullhorn, and they will respond. I can tell you that they’re not going to respond to a candidate that has an ethno-nationalistic message.”