Last week, Stu wrote a blog post about the #TrumpDoctrine, which consisted of all the crazy things that Donald Trump might do if elected President. But Stu, and most of America, isn’t really taking his comments all that seriously. Is he really running for President? Maybe. But it’s just as likely he’s trying to drum up ratings and promotion for himself. But that sure hasn’t stopped Mika Brzezinski for calling his statements “hate speech” and tying it all back to conservatives.
“When you thought of Donald Trump, I thought it was bad hair products. I thought he was promoting Donald Trump, but I've never thought Donald Trump was promoting hate,” Glenn said.
Mika, on the other hand, feels differently. As her hosts were trying to steer the conversation to relevant topics, she took the opportunity to give Trump what he so desperately wants, attention.
“Because you're all are to afraid to say it, everyone likes to start this stuff. But I like Donald very much. Well, so do I but you know what? I don't like this because I think this promotes hate and this brings us back. And I thought we had gotten past this. I really do. And I don't care how he really feels about it. There are more important things that we need to be talking about. And he had a chance. Everybody wanted to hear what he had to say because of exactly where we are in time in this country, and people were beginning to look at him. And I'm sorry, this is a bad call,” Mika said.
“I thought we were past this, too, I really did,” Glenn said.
“We went through this period of, like, 18 months where they're like, ‘That's such hateful rhetoric, that's such hateful rhetoric, why are the tea parties, why are these people being so hateful, why, why, why, why, why’,” Glenn said.
“And then they [the left] would get on and say, ‘You know what we should do? We should tear this country apart. What we should really do is have all the communists come and take all the blood out of people because blood is red, communism is red, and then we sprinkle it all over people’,” he added.
“And nobody said anything. I thought we were just into the communists and the socialists and the progressives saying hateful things and nobody recognizing it.”
“I, Mika, thought we were past the media and the left saying, ‘Well, that's such hateful rhetoric. Why, why are they saying that? We should stop this.’ I thought we were past that, too,” Glenn said.
Later in the show, Glenn returned to Mika's statements to ask why the mainstream media is ignoring real death threats directed at Wisconsin GOP senators from the left.
"So she thought she had gotten past this. Now, she's, probably doesn't like the fact that, you know, Donald Trump bringing up the birth certificate thing is promoting hate because there's so many other stories to report on, on hate, that they haven't gotten past yet. And I hate to even bring this up because the news media has spent so much time on the death threats to the GOP in Wisconsin," Glenn said.
"If I see another front page New York Times story on this, that the Republicans in Wisconsin are getting death threats from Wisconsin teachers and union members -" Pat joked.
Pat played the story on radio:
"The Dame County district attorney says 26‑year‑old Catherine Windels from the village of Cross Plains sent threatening e‑mails to 15 Republican state senators. Windels allegedly sent the messages the night of Wednesday, March 9th after Republicans passed the contentious collective bargaining bill and as thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the capitol. Among the e‑mails, quote: We feel that you and your Republican dictators have to die. I as well as many others know where you and your family live, end quote. The messengers went on to say a group was planning on, quote, putting a nice little bullet in your head."
A reporter added, "Senator Glenn Grothman was among the lawmakers threatened. On Thursday the state Department of Justice said it was concerned about a lack of action on the case. Dane County's district attorneys explained why officers did not originally arrest Windels."
"The person was not placed in custody. So at some point law enforcement did not see the person as an imminent threat immediately so that they would have put them in custody," the DA said.
"Are the teachers possibly complete plants?" Glenn asked sarcastically. "Man, talk about a Manchurian Candidate, forget about Obama. Manchurian candidates, please, they're the teachers in Wisconsin. Have you noticed none of them have shown their birth certificates? None of them. None of them," Glenn joked mocking Mika, Trump, birthers, union members, and teachers who send death threats all in one sentence.