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'Utterly Unfit': MSNBC Panel Is Appalled at Latest Report of Trump's Racist Comments Behind Closed Doors

"It goes to the heart of his demagogic appeal to a nativist base and a form of xenophobic politics."

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MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace said a recent report about President Donald Trump's racist comments at a meeting in the White House was "appalling," a feeling echoed by her guest Bret Stephens, a columnist for the New York Times.

The report, published by the Washington Post, found that Trump had made the remarks at an Oval Office meeting discussing immigration. He mentioned how his comments about immigration fired up crowds at his campaign rallies. Trump then made up a list of Hispanic-sounding names and fictional crimes they supposedly committed. like rape and murder. 

The report said White House aide Stephen Miller and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner laughed at the racist antics.

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Stephens pointed out that the report, though appalling, can't be much of a surprise coming from a man who began his campaign by calling Mexican immigrants rapists and murderers. 

"It's another reminder of why he is utterly unfit to be the president of the United States," he said. "It goes to the heart of his demagogic appeal to a nativist base and a form of xenophobic politics."

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