Joy-Ann Reid keeps the good old boys on their toes
Joy-Ann Reid checked Republican strategist Alex Castellano when he attempted to normalize Trump by denying his vote being nostalgic for a better yesteryear. It was an interesting exchange. It is amazing how Republican strategists are now trying to mainstream Trumps 'bad behavior' by attempting to redefine the meanings of what he says.
Meet The Press Chuck Todd asked panelist what they thought about Hillary Clinton's new slogan. Both Alex Castellanos and Joy-Ann pretty much dismissed her new slogan. But Reid went further by contrasting it to the evil carnality of Trumps message.
"Yeah, you know, I think the problem with it, it does sound a bit like a slogan," Joy-Ann Reid said. "And I'm not 100 percent sure what it means and how it unites voters. And I think that most people want the country to be united, they want the country to be strong. But I think what Donald Trump sort of hit upon with his "make America great again" message is this sense of nostalgia that a certain kind of white, particularly white voter, has for a bygone era. And it gets right to it."
Later on, Castellano attempted to take exception to the reality Joy-Ann Reid articulated about the nostalgia Trump vote.
"Well, what it doesn't do, this is a country with a 70 percent wrong track rating. People think we're going in the wrong direction," Alex Castellanos said. "And if we keep going in that direction, we may go so far we'll be unable to get back. It does not address change. This is a candidacy of continuity. And I'll disagree that Trump is a nostalgia campaign about "making America great again." It's not about going backwards, it's about renewing the country. And Hillary is more of the same, 70 percent wrong track versus change. There's going to be a lot of theater in this election."
Reid would not allow him to normalize Trump with a false if not dubious narrative.
"It's also a question of why people think it's on the wrong track. I mean if you look at," Reid said. "But a lot of people say that it's on the wrong track because people like them are not culturally ascendant because they feel that others, that people of color, that Mexican-Americans and immigrants are sort of ruining the country. It is a nostalgia vote."
(r/t Meet The Press)