'Creatively racist': Joy Reid blasts Fox News hosts assumption Trump mugshot will attract Black voters

'Creatively racist': Joy Reid blasts Fox News hosts assumption Trump mugshot will attract Black voters

MSNBC's The ReidOut Blog writer Ja'han Jones notes in a Monday, August 28 report that "Following [ex-President Donald] Trump's arrest in Georgia on charges related to his efforts to overturn the state's 2020 presidential election, conservative media figures have trotted out a particularly desperate line: that Trump is going to win over more Black voters than previously thought because he's been arrested."

During Tuesday night's episode of The ReidOut, host Joy Reid slammed Fox News hosts for spewing that narrative to millions of viewers.

"You go back and think about people arrested in the 1960s," Reid said. "[Former U.S. Representative] John Lewis' (D-GA) mugshot is a badge of honor, but it was what he was arrested for. He was arrested in order to protest for people to vote and have civil rights."

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She continued, "Donald Trump wasn't arrested for protesting for civil rights. Donald Trump has been accused of stealing national security including nuclear secrets. He has been accused of sexual misconduct against a woman and that's a civil case. He has been accused of attempting to steal an election and conduct a coup. The idea that Black people, simply because he was arrested, are going to gravitate toward him, I actually — you know, it's almost so creatively racist that I'm almost impressed that they have all come up with this.

Reid emphasized, "And on Fox, this is their new talking point. They think Black people like criminals, and that's what they think of Black folk. They even think Atlanta is a giant criminal stew of the hood, and therefore any mural in Atlanta has got to be pro-Donald Trump and got to be Black people lining up to praise him. It's what they think of black people, the reason that they can't get Black people to vote for them."

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Jones' full report is available at this link.

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