Tone Deaf MSNBC Claim MAGA Will Get 'Violent' Right After MAGA Teen Was Murdered
I feel like calling this tone-deaf is an understatement. Three weeks after Biden made a much-publicized speech condemning “MAGA” Republicans and labeling them a “threat to this country,” a man ran down and killed a teen in McHenry ND who he believed was a Republican “extremist.”
On Sunday September 18, 41-year-old Shannon Brandt intentionally ran down 18-year-old Caylor Ellingson in an alley after a town street dance. Brandt called 911 to report the intentional act and indicated he did it because Ellingson was an “extremist.” The North Dakota Highway Patrol arrested Brandt and is completing the investigation.
MSNBC's Tiffany Cross and guest Elie Mystal said that it's the 'MAGA' crowd who are violent.
"The cause of the problem is, of course, is Trump himself and his MAGA acolytes themselves and the people who are willing to do the violence in Trump's name," Mystal said.
He was referring to Trump's remark that the American people "would [not] stand for" the DOJ indicting him.
"I think if it happened, I think you’d have problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before. I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it," Trump told conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday.
Mystal argued that Trump's remarks constituted a violent threat and that said violence was unsurprising because Trump is a White man.
"I guess I want to say that I'm not surprised that he's threatening this because A. He's literally done it before, and B. This is literally what conservative White folks do when they don't get their way - they turn violent," Mystal argued.
"As the Black man in this country, as a person who is aware of the Black history in the New World, White people turn violent when they don't politically get their way all the damn time in this country. It's what they do," he emphasized.
"From the perspective of a Black person, I'm kind of like, 'Welcome to the world that I've been living in America.' Because now, what we have is White domestic terrorists threatening to turn violence against non-Black people, against everybody else if the White supremacist ideology doesn't win the day and their White supremacist king is held accountable for crime," he said.
Tiffany Cross, the host, agreed with Mystal's remarks.
"You're not opining," she said. "That statement is rooted in history and fact."
I feel for the poor teen's family. The media isn't really covering what happened to him and his tragic story is being drowned out by clowns like this. Mrs. Ellingson's lifelong best friend set up a GoFundMe for his family if anyone is able to contribute or pay respects, I have added the link [HERE]
The friend shared this message:
"Sheri and my younger sister were very close friends I had spent many years with Sheri and as the years we grew older and Sheri was united in marriage with her Husband Cole Ellingson and they made their home in Grace City ND, raising two wonderful and loving Sons, Chase and Cayler. Chase and Cayler are the heart of Sheri and Coles life. Unfortunately, in the early hours on Sunday, September 18, 2022 their lives changed forever. Cayler was taken way too soon from them and their other son Chases Life A thing no parent should ever have to endure in their life, is to lose a child. Cayler has went to heaven and will be missed by his Mom, Dad, Brother, Uncles, Aunts, cousins many Family and Friends. With this being said I would like to set a goal to help Sheri, Cole and Chase with Funeral expenses and anything to help them through this whole grieving process. Sheri is a Carrington ND graduate in my home town along with Chase and Cayler. Cole grew up in the Grace City area. Please lend a helping hand to help this family in such a huge and tragic loss of Cayler. God Blessings and Prayers to all of Cayler’s Family and Friends."