'Unreconstructed troglodyte' or 'orange marshmallow man': MSNBC guest torpedoes GOP's 2024 'destroyers'

'Unreconstructed troglodyte' or 'orange marshmallow man': MSNBC guest torpedoes GOP's 2024 'destroyers'
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 24: (L-R) Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks before U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive orders on prescription drug prices in the South Court Auditorium at the White House on July 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump signed a series of four executive orders aimed at lowering prices that for prescription drugs in the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images).

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Author and justice correspondent at The Nation Elie Mystal appeared on Sunday's edition of The Mehdi Hasan Show and shared his distaste for the top two contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (presumed though as-yet undeclared) and former President Donald Trump.

"I don't like to pontificate on the GOP primary. You know, I don't know which version they want their destroyer to come in, whether it's an unreconstructed troglodyte or an orange marshmallow man. I don't know. That's for them to decide," Mystal quipped.

Mystal believes, however, that the most profound dangers extend beyond the two ex-allies.

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"But what's for the rest of us should be concerned about is how the media keeps normalizing and placating both of these fascists," Mystal explained.

"Trump – and you saw there was a media piece this week, 'oh, now he's being more reasonable' – he ain't. He ain't. Waco just proved that, right?" he noted, referring to Trump's rally over the weekend near the site of the infamous cult massacre.

"With DeSantis, we have the establishment Republicans, like, openly pining for him. The media normalizes the crazy people, and that is one of the reasons that we're in this mess," Mystal stressed. "The media has never faced accountability for how they created Trump in the first place and they're in the process of doing it again."

Watch below or at this link.

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